Emirates Cricket Board (ECB)
United Arab Emirates Cricket Board (ECB): The United Arab Emirates Cricket Board is the governing body of certain cricket activities in the United Arab Emirates. It is the representative of the United Arab Emirates and a co-member of the International Cricket Council and has been a member of that body since 1990. It is also a member of the Asian Cricket Council. The Chairman of the ECB is the Honorable Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.
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On 21 July 2016, UAE cricket took a step towards “full professionalism”, with the Emirates Cricket Board granting two-year central contracts to eight of its players.
In June 2018, ECB announced the first ever T20 franchise league in UAE, scheduled to start later that year after the T10 tournament.
CHAIRMAN – HH Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
VICE-CHAIRMAN: Khalid Al Zarooni
Cricket in the UAE enjoys a strong, illustrious history and continues to be a well-supported and popular sport played across the UAE since being introduced to our shores over 80-years ago. During that time, we have enjoyed seeing the sport grow to where, today, we have over 3,000 active amateur teams, 50 registered academies, and enjoy seeing well over 90,000 individuals actively involved in the game. Our Men’s, Women’s and U19 representative teams continue to excel in their performances on the international stage in both Asian Cricket Council and ICC tournaments.
Emirates Cricket boasts a strong Domestic portfolio through the D10, D20 and D50 series, as well as our Inter-Emirate Age-Group tournament. We are extremely proud to have added our own International UAE T20 League to our annual calendar. Our Board is very proactive in supporting the various Council-managed tournaments such as the long-standing, popular Bukhatir Premier League, the exciting Abu Dhabi T10 format as well as many other tournaments and series.
The UAE itself has fast become the international destination of choice for numerous top-tiered tournaments, such as the IPL, PSL, ICC Cricket World Cup, Asian Cricket Council U19 Asia Cup and various ICC Qualifying events. Our three World-Class stadia; located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, regularly welcome various Full-Member and Associate-Member training camps throughout the season.
Emirates Cricket, having achieved ICC Associate Member status in 1990, continues to work tirelessly to maintain its standing and recognition as a leading Associate within the ICC. This recognition has been achieved through the unwavering support of councils; Abu Dhabi Cricket, Ajman Cricket, Dubai Cricket and Sharjah Cricket, the strong cricket-community in Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah, our leaders and the people of the United Arab Emirates, we, on the Emirates Cricket Board, are proud of the reputation we uphold and the benchmark we establish and maintain.
Emirati Development Program
Emirates Cricket is extremely cognisant in its responsibility to develop the Emirati youth into the game and has a robust schools-program in place. The Development Team works closely with the Ministry of Education to deliver these skills and fitness sessions to the youth at Emirati-schools, across the region, throughout the School season.
UAE National Cricket Team
The United Arab Emirates national cricket team is the team that represents the United Arab Emirates in international cricket. They are governed by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) which became an Affiliate Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1989 and an Associate Member the following year. Since 2005, the ICC’s headquarters have been located in Dubai.
- One of the emerging One Day International (ODI) teams
- UAE will play in the 2019–22 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2
- UAE won the ACC Trophy on four consecutive occasions between 2000 and 2006
- UAE made the group stage of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20.
ECB Announces Team To Represent UAE At ACC’s Women’s T20 Championship:
Robin Singh, Emirates Cricket’s Director of Cricket said; “This is an incredibly exciting time for our Women’s squads. Our coaching and high-performance units have been heavily invested in developing each player, and, under the guidance of Coach Najeeb they continue to display a maturity toward their game that will only bode well for the future of UAE Women’s Cricket.” “We have a number of women who will be staying on after finishing the U19 (T20) World Cup qualifiers and, through the confidence gained by that performance, we strongly believe they will achieve the goal of winning the Pool and the overall Championship title.”
The team that will represent the UAE in the Asia Qualifier is;
Chaya Mughal (C), Esha Oza, Indhuja Nandakumar, Kavisha Egodage, Khushi Sharma, Lavanya Keny, Priyanjali Jain, Rithika Rajith, Samaira Dharnidharka, Sanchin Singh, Siya Gokhale, Suraksha Kotte, Theertha Satish, Vaishnave Mahesh.