The cricket season has started in full swing in the UAE.
Driving the cricket craze is Wolf77News, one of India’s leading gaming brands who has tied up with Emirates Cricket to launch the first edition of the Wolf 777 News Emirates D50 trophy.
Mubashshir Usmani, Secretary General Emirates Cricket said: “The addition of the Wolf 777 News Emirates D50 to our calendar is an important strategic milestone for us, as we develop and deepen our player pool in 50-over cricket.
“It’s very important that our players continue to be challenged and given opportunities to grow under match-day pressure, and for our high performance team to identify and assess the next group of representative players as we look toward the ICC’s Associate playing and pathway calendar being finalised and reintroduced.” added Usmani.
In a proven format the sixcompeting teams, carrying the names of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah and Emirates Blues, will comprise a mix of the Emirates’ senior and up-and-coming players.
All matches will be played at the Rajasthan Royals Academy at The Emirates Sevens Stadium Dubai, with 16 of the 18 games to be livestreamed.
For the first time, the final round, semi-finals and the final of the tournament will be broadcast live on Dubai Sports.