Wednesday, June 19, 2024

ECB: Emirates D50 Tournament to begin from Wednesday

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  • Six teams to take part in the single league format, table toppers to gain direct entry into the final, second and third positioned teams to play in a play-off on 13 May with the winner advancing to the 14 May final
  • Tournament to be staged at the Ajman Malek Ground, Oval 1 and 2

Live streaming will be available at Fancode (India), CricTracker (YouTube and Facebook globally) all six squads available here

The second edition of the Emirates D50 Tournament will commence at the Ajman Malek Ground, Ajman from Wednesday. The 12-day, 50-over tournament will feature both the top and upcoming UAE players. The Emirates Blues side will defend their title, the inaugural Emirates D50 Tournament was staged in 2021 with the Blues defeating Ajman in the final. A total of 17 matches including the final will be played in the 12-day event. 

Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Emirates Blues, Fujairah and Sharjah will compete in the single-league event with each team playing the other once in the group stage. The table-toppers will qualify directly for the Sunday 14 May final. Teams that will finish second and third at the completion of the single-league round will play in the 13 May play-off with the winners joining the top-ranked team in the final. 

The Emirates Blues for this year’s tournament features some of the most exciting youngsters in the UAE who have a bright future ahead. The tournament will provide an excellent opportunity for the youngsters to showcase – mostly U19 players, their talent at what is expected to be a hugely competitive tournament. All tournament matches will be day and night affairs, with the matches starting at 3pm or 4pm. 

Emirates Cricket Development Manager Andrew Russell: “We are very pleased to announce the second edition of the Emirates D50. The tournament provides an excellent opportunity for our established as well as young players in the challenging 50-over format. The event will also help our men’s team in their preparations for June’s ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers in Zimbabwe. We want to thank ITW, Fancode, Dream Set Go, Hampshire Sports and Dafa News for their support in what promises to be another exciting tournament.”

Emirates D50 Tournament schedule – Ajman

3 May – Abu Dhabi vs Dubai – Oval 1, Ajman vs Fujairah – Oval 2

4 May – Sharjah vs Emirates Blues – Oval 1, Ajman vs Abu Dhabi – Oval 2

5 May – Emirates Blues vs Dubai – Oval 1, Fujairah vs Sharjah – Oval 2

6 May – Ajman vs Dubai – Oval 1

7 May – Sharjah vs Abu Dhabi – Oval 1, Fujairah vs Emirates Blues – Oval 2

9 May – Fujairah vs Dubai – Oval 1, Ajman vs Emirates Blues – Oval 2

10 May – Ajman vs Sharjah – Oval 1, Abu Dhabi vs Emirates Blues – Oval 2

11 May – Fujairah vs Abu Dhabi – Oval 1, Sharjah vs Dubai – Oval 2

13 May – Play-off 2nd vs 3rd

14 May – Final

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