Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

India could return to play cricket in UAE feels Gavaskar  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 19/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Indias senior team has not played in the emirates since 2006 when it contested two one-day internationals against pakistan.

sunil gavaskar expects india’s cricket to return to uae schedule permitting

india cricket legend sunil gavaskar has said that if the schedule allows then he expects india to return to play cricket in the uae as soon as there is a window available according to a press release.

india’s senior team has not played in the emirates since 2006 when it contested two one-day internationals against pakistan.

but following on from the uae’s successful hosting of 20 matches in the recent pepsi indian premier league gavaskar said he expected that absence to change.

speaking after receiving honorary life membership of the els club at dubai sports city the 18-hole championship golf course managed by troon golf gavaskar said: “i think now we have had an opening through the pepsi indian premier league that (a return to the uae by the india team) is certainly something the bcci (board of control for cricket in india) will consider.

“there was the security the authorities in the uae provided the facilities at the grounds the practice facilities the venues and the way the crowds responded.

“in all aspects the uae outdid itself and that made a huge impression on the authorities in india.

“as soon as there is a window available i am pretty sure those authorities will be looking to come here (to the uae) whether it is to play pakistan or whether to play a triangular tournament i am not too sure.

“(but) i think india will be looking for the window to come back here.”

of the 20 pepsi indian premier league matches hosted in the uae 19 were sold out including all five match-days at dubai sports city’s 25000-capacity dubai international stadium.

dubai sports city partner abdulrahman falaknaz who along with dubai sports city president khalid al zarooni bestowed the honorary life membership of the els club on gavaskar said: “i think the pepsi indian premier league proved a lot of cricket can be played here in the uae with the venues we have.

“all three venues are fantastic with the dubai international stadium (at dubai sports city) out of this world and we want to keep it that way. if there is a hope of hosting more ipl tournaments or india again we are here for them every time and any time” he added.

the champions league twenty20 tournament is scheduled to take place in september 2014 and gavaskar who assumed the role of bcci president during the pepsi indian premier league said there was a chance it would take place in the uae.

“certainly there is a possibility” he said. “there are two aspects at the back of the bcci’s mind. one is the weather in india at that stage because there is still a little of the monsoon around (and) although it will be tapering off you do not want to have matches washed out.

“and the fact is that at that time (of year) there will be a lot of people wanting to come to dubai (as the summer heat eases). these are factors that will come into play.

“the decision will depend on the host broadcaster (too) and what they feel because (different) timings (from india) can make a difference.

“all those factors are there but i am pretty certain it will be sorted out in the next four weeks or so” he added.

gavaskar also said he had written to india’s supreme court to seek clarification on his position and whether he was still required to fulfill the role of bcci president.

“at the moment i am a little unsure what has happened” he said. “when the appointment first came through from the honorable supreme court it was pretty clear it was until the end of the ipl.

“but in the middle (of the ipl) there was a hearing at which point it was said i should carry on until further orders.

“so i have just written to them so i should know in the next few days whether my role is over or whether i still continue with it. at the moment i am little in the dark about it” he added.


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 May 30 2015 - Etihad Airways profits double to USD73m in 2014MENAFN
(MENAFN) Etihad Airways said its profit rose by more than half to USD73 million last year as it carried more passengers and used its stakes in other airlines, Arab News reported.The government-backed ...

 May 30 2015 - Saudi's SAMA net assets down to USD678.8b in AprilMENAFN
(MENAFN) Net foreign assets at Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency fell to USD678.8 billion in April, down by USD11.8 billion or 1.7 percent from March, Arab News reported.Assets dropped 6.8 percent from a ...

 May 30 2015 - Oman to invest USD7b in Indonesia projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) Oman has committed to invest USD7 billion to build oil storage facilities, a petrochemical plant and a refinery in Indonesia, Arab News reported.Oman also agreed to supply crude oil to the ...

 May 30 2015 - Qatar- Preparations for 2022 World Cup to continueThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar yesterday defended its successful bid for the 2022 Fifa World Cup and said it was moving forward with preparations to host the event. Qatar will "cooperate fully with ...

 May 30 2015 - IS seizes control of airport in Libya's Sirte: Tripoli govtThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Islamic State jihadist group has seized control of the airport in the city of Sirte after forces of a Tripoli-based Libyan government withdrew, a spokesman said Friday. ...

 May 30 2015 - 4 dead as Saudi 'foils' attack on Shiite mosque: ministryThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A car blast outside a Saudi mosque during Friday prayers killed four people, including its driver, in an attack that was "foiled" by the authorities, the interior ministry ...

 May 30 2015 - Iraq- 85,000 flee Ramadi since IS capture: UNThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Around 85,000 people have fled Ramadi since the Islamic State group captured the Iraqi provincial capital two weeks ago, the UN said Friday, warning that Iraqi authorities ...

 May 30 2015 - IS bombs second Saudi Shiite mosque, killing 3The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) An Islamic State jihadist killed three people Friday when he blew himself up in a car outside a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, the second such attack in a week. The bombing, ...

 May 30 2015 - Huthi rebels kill Yemen capital's governor: relativesThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Yemen's Shiite Huthi rebels have killed the capital's governor in clashes that erupted during an attempt to detain him, his relatives said Friday. Sanaa governor Abdulghani ...

 May 30 2015 - Yemen's Saleh says Saudi offered him 'millions' to fight HuthisThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh said in an interview broadcast Friday he had rejected "millions of dollars" Saudi Arabia offered him if he stood up to the Shiite ...

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