Players from the four cricket mad nations will feature in the inaugural tournament in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
The expatriate cricketers from the subcontinent will feature in a novel Occasions Cakes Asian Cup, a four-nation tournament to pick the best squad in Abu Dhabi on their performances.
Players from the four cricket mad nations — India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — will feature in the inaugural tournament at the Volcano grounds in Shahama, Abu Dhabi, starting from Friday.
Khuram Barvi, the founder of Volcano Cricket and tournament director, said the tournament is open for players from each nation to participate in the preliminary games to pick the best 15 squad to represent each nation in the main competition.
“The objective is to gather the best players for a four-nation tournament among the expatriates,” he said.
“We have received six teams from the Pakistan expatriate community, four from India, two each from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. These teams will play among themselves and the best 15 selected for each of the four participating teams in the final line-up.“At the completion of the tournament we will select the best team from Abu Dhabi based on their performances. It’s not that they are going to represent Abu Dhabi but just to give an idea of the best team we can create,” Barvi added.
The new flights were celebrated with a cake cutting ceremony on Wednesday and was attended by key representatives from Abu Dhabi International Airport and IndiGo.
The Indian team management in Sri Lanka will focus first on sealing the three-match T20 International series that begins on Sunday and then give youngsters an opportunity in the final T20I.
All-round India ticked all the boxes on Jasprit Bumrah and Shikhar Dhawan’s return to international cricket and swept Sri Lanka aside by seven wickets to take 1-0 lead in the second T20
Babar took to his social media account and wrote, “Overwhelmed with the love and support here in Hyderabad.” Shaheen Shah Afridi also lauded the Indians for their warm reception for the Pakistani cricketers.
The camp, organised by The Flying DAF Squash Academy with the support of Dubai Sports Council and the UAE Squash Association, was divided into two phases at the J-Club, at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, with the objective of positioning Dubai as a global base for the sport.
The details of the agreement were disclosed during a press conference held at the Al Nasr Club headquarters in Dubai on Tuesday.