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Women's match to feature in Emirates D10

Filed on March 21, 2021
Emirates Cricket Board is trying to develop and promote women’s cricket across the region. — Twitter

The Emirates Cricket, in partnership with ITW Consulting announced details of UAE Cricket’s flagship Domestic 10-over tournament on Sunday

Six teams will vie for top honours in the second edition of the Emirates D10 Cricket tournament at the Sharjah Cricket stadium from March 24 to April 5.

The Emirates Cricket, in partnership with ITW Consulting announced details of UAE Cricket’s flagship Domestic 10-over tournament on Sunday.

Launched mid-2020, the successful six-team 10-over domestic tournament will see UAE’s top five domestic teams as well as an ‘Emirates Blues’ team — formed by Emirates Cricket Board and comprising of a mix of junior and senior players — compete in a 33-match tournament.

A women’s match will be played before the final in keeping with Emirates Cricket & ITW objective to develop and promote women’s cricket across the region.

Khalid Al Zarooni, vice-chairman of Emirates Cricket Board, said: “On behalf of the Board I am very happy to announce the second edition of our Domestic 10-over tournament, the Emirates D10, and we are extremely excited to bring our talented women’s players into our flagship tournament.”

“It is of great importance that such an initiative, aimed at profiling and developing our players and our game, has been well received and supported, and we extend our appreciation to ITW Consulting for their ongoing commitment to the growth of our domestic game.

“As with the 2020 edition, matches of the D10 2021 will be witnessed by members of our National Selection Committee with a view of consideration for future (National team) selection.” added Al Zarooni.

Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Selection Committee Chairman, Emirates Cricket commented; “We are delighted that our efforts in conceptualizing and delivering D10 and D20 tournaments have helped discover unique home-grown talent.” We are also very keen to see women in the UAE participate and compete in the inaugural tournament as it provides an excellent platform to continue to fine-tune their skills.”

Vivek Chandra, Director ITW Consulting DMCC, confirmed that the tournament would be titled the ‘Fancode Emirates D10 Powered by SKY247.Net’. Chandra said; “The First Edition saw a great response from the global fraternity and commercial brands (and) we are now looking forward to a stable calendar for Emirates D10.”

“We are delighted to again partner with ITW Consulting and are particularly delighted that the D10 tournament will be live exclusively-broadcasted on Fancode in India and live streamed on mysportseye-Facebook for the rest of the world.”

We have on-going conversations to be aired live on E-Life and du platform in UAE; and other well-known platforms in Pakistan, Bangladesh, rest of the Middle East, across the UK and the USA.” added Dr. Kamali.





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