Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Qatar- Pietersen visits cricket stadium in Doha  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - The Peninsula - 29/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Former England captain and batsman Kevin Pietersen yesterday visited West End Park Stadium, Doha's brand new cricket stadium.

Pietersen, who lost his cricket contract with England Cricket Board (ECB) earlier this year following a disastrous Ashes tour to Australia, has planned cricket academies in the UAE and India.

Qatar may well turn up to be the next stop for the Delhi Daredevils captain if his short visit to Doha yesterday is any indication.

Pietersen, who played 104 Test Matches, 136 One-day Internationals and 37 Twenty20 Internationals for England in an almost 10-year career, visited the cricket stadium in Industrial Area during his brief visit to the country.

"Completely done after a busy day...a flying visit into Doha. Back in #mydubai!," he tweeted.

Yet another post on the miocro blogginig site read: "Brilliant and incredibly exciting afternoon spent in #Doha with all the @kpca24 crew! Deserves a #BOOM!"


The star cricketer was taken on a guided tour of the West End Park Stadium and briefed about the facilities at the 13,000-capacity venue.

Present on the tour were Chairman of West End Park Mana Ibrahim Al Mana and other officials.

"Pietersen came to Doha at the invitation of Chairman of West End Park Mana Ibrahim Al Mana and he was impressed by what he saw in Qatar," Michael Scallon, Head of Sport at Al Mana group of companies, said.

The stadium official said talks between Al Mana and Pietersen focused on how the two could work together in promoting the game in Qatar.

Pietersen's Dubai academy will start from October this year, according to the website http://www.kpcricketacademy.com/.

Qatar hosted its first international match in January this year with West End Park Stadium the venue for the triangular One-day and Twenty-20 tournaments involving Pakistan, Ireland and South Africa women teams.

 


The Peninsula




  MENA News Headlines
 Feb 10 2016 - Turkish PM warns Russia by recalling Soviet invasion of AfghanistanThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Prime MinisterAhmet Davutoluhas warnedRussiaover the possible consequences of its moves in neighboring Syria suggesting they might be about to become mired in ...

 Feb 10 2016 - EU Calls on Israel to Stop Home Demolitions Settlement ExpansionThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to stop demolishing Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank and reiterated “the EU’s firm ...

 Feb 10 2016 - Swiss discuss humanitarian issues with Assad regimeThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) For three years Switzerland has been dealing directly with the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad concerning the humanitarian situation in the war-ravaged ...

 Feb 10 2016 - Turkey- Experts rule out impending Israeli onslaught on GazaThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Many Palestinian political analysts have ruled out that Israel is likely to launch a new war on the Gaza Strip due to what they described by "political ...

 Feb 10 2016 - UK underestimates number of young deported to war zonesThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) More than 2700 young asylum seekers were deported from the U.K. to the war-torn countries they left as children in recent years according to revised figures ...

 Feb 10 2016 - UAE- WorldGovSummit Mohammed bin Rashid receives mayors and representatives of participating Arab and Foreign citiesEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI 10th February 2016 (WAM) -- Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today received at ...

 Feb 10 2016 - Swiss Tourism reviews co operation with travel and tourism sector in Abu DhabiEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 10th February 2016 (WAM)Swiss Tourism in the Gulf Cooperation Council GCC has held a workshop at the St. Regis Hotel Abu Dhabi to meet with travel ...

 Feb 10 2016 - UAE- WorldGovSummit DEWA wins best m Government Award in environment category at World Government SummitEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI 10th February 2016 (WAM) -- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority DEWA has won the Best m-Government Service Award in the environment category which ...

 Feb 10 2016 - UAE- EAU receives NQA Qualifications RecognitionEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI 10th February 2016 (WAM) -- Emirates Aviation University EAU has received recognition of its qualifications from the National Qualifications Authority ...

 Feb 10 2016 - UAE- Knowledge Without Borders to launch a new cultural initiative next MondayEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) SHARJAH 10th February 2016 (WAM) -- Knowledge Without Borders KWB will announce next Monday the launch of a new cultural initiative in line with 2016 being ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help