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  • Jet Airways to temporary shift operations to Sharjah 15-04-2014 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Tuesday said that it will shift its Dubai-based operations to Sharjah due to the closure of runway at Dubai airport from May 1 to July 20, 2014. "Jet Airways will operate some of its flights with a revised timing during this period to and from...
  • IPL fever hits UAE; tickets for opening games sold out 15-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Dubai: With the opening match of IPL only a day away, the excitement among sports enthusiasts in the United Arab Emirates has reached fever pitch with the first four games of the season, as well as the double header here on 25 April, already being sold out. There are, however,...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders can create magic, says Mike Horn 14-04-2014 05:36 PM

    New Delhi: Renowned adventurer and explorer Mike Horn shared his life experiences with the Kolkata Knight Riders as part of their build-up for the upcoming Indian Premier League and said the team is capable of creating magic this season. "I find working with KKR really relaxing. The surrounding is much...
  • Having Sachin Tendulkar around will be great: MI coach John Wright 12-04-2014 11:19 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Mumbai Indians coach John Wright said the batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's presence as an 'icon' will be a great boost for the team in the IPL 7. "Sachin is a big part of our franchise and should be here. It will be great to see him again and...
  • PCB to hold Super T20 League in UAE next year 09-04-2014 08:46 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced it will hold its planned Super T20 League in January, 2015 in the UAE. Fashioned on the lines of other foreign T20 leagues being held in test-playing nations, PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said the Pakistan super league would involve foreign players which...
  • BCCI cancels IPL 7 launch press conference in Abu Dhabi 27-03-2014 05:00 PM

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has postponed the press conference to launch IPL 7, which was scheduled to take place at Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The decision was taken after the Supreme Court made strong observations against N Srinivasan and the IPL. The court...
  • BCCI team inspects IPL venues in UAE, expresses satisfaction 22-03-2014 07:57 PM

    New Delhi: A team from the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has given their go-ahead after inspecting the three venues across the United Arab Emirates which was awarded the hosting rights for 20 matches in the upcoming Indian Premier League's first leg. The venue inspection team comprising...
  • World T20 Qualifiers, Zim vs UAE: as it happened 21-03-2014 10:18 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to field against UAE. Zimbabwe stand a slim chance of qualification into the main event but first they have to win convincingly against UAE. Then hope for a favourable result in the...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Ireland beat UAE by 21 runs in rain-marred tie 19-03-2014 10:52 PM

    Sylhet: Ireland bolstered their chances of making it to the Super-10 after a disciplined bowling effort helped them post a 21-run win over United Arab Emirates under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-affected Group B qualifying match of the ICC World T20, here on Wednesday. Ireland's second victory in as...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, World Twenty Qualifiers 19-03-2014 06:43 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Ireland opt to field against UAE. Playing XIs: Ireland: WTS Porterfield (capt), PR Stirling, EC Joyce, GC Wilson (wk), AD Poynter, KJ O'Brien, SR Thompson, MC Sorensen, AR Cusack, GH Dockrell, TJ Murtagh United Arab Emirates: Amjad Ali,...
  • Full Schedule: Phase-I of IPL 7 in the UAE 19-03-2014 05:29 PM

    The Indian Premier League Governing Council on Wednesday announced the schedule for the first phase of the 2014 IPL season that will be held in the UAE from April 16 to 30, with the opening match to be played between the defending champions Mumbai Indians and the Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Netherlands record easy win over UAE 17-03-2014 11:45 PM

    Sylhet: Stephan Myburgh smashed a half-century and medium fast bowler Ahsan Malik grabbed 3 for 16 in the Netherlands' convincing six-wicket win over United Arab Emirates in a World Twenty20 Group B match. Myburgh blazed seven fours and two sixes in his 55 off 36 balls as the Netherlands eased...
  • As it happened: World T20 Qualifiers, UAE vs Netherlands 17-03-2014 06:49 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The team from the Emirates has had lots of reasons to smile of late, topping which is qualification for the 2015 World Cup. And after hitting an upward graph by earning a spot in the just concluded Under-19 World...
  • Minnows chase dreams as World Twenty20 kicks off with qualifying phase 15-03-2014 11:01 AM

    Participation of the Associate nations in major ICC events has often triggered debates whether their presence takes the sheen off a contest, but step into their shoes and you realise how big an opportunity tournaments like the World Twenty20 present to these teams. But perhaps - in some corner, even...
  • We carried out extensive recce of Sharjah's venue: BCCI 14-03-2014 10:23 PM

    New Delhi: Once the hub of match-fixing activities, Sharjah is one of the three UAE venues selected for hosting IPL-7's first phase matches, but BCCI officials say the Board took the decision after getting assurances from the UAE government and carrying out extensive recce. According to the Board, there was...
  • PCB announces itinerary for 'home' series against Australia 14-03-2014 06:44 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday announced the final itinerary for its 'home' series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates in October. A PCB official said that the series had been finalised after consultations with Cricket Australia who have agreed to play in the UAE. "We have no...
  • Will the IPL become more vulnerable to fixing in the UAE? 13-03-2014 09:07 AM

    1. BCCI is doing everything to rid Indian cricket of corruption. Hmmm...okay agreed. 2. BCCI has all the money in the world to clean the game (if they want to). Agreed. 3. BCCI now has strict anti-corruption measures in place. Agreed (though not sure if practised). But if the above...
  • IPL 7 begins in the UAE from April 16 12-03-2014 07:51 PM

    The BCCI announced that the first half of IPL-7 will be played in UAE and Bangladesh in two instalments and will return to India on May 13. ...
  • ICC welcomes BCCI's decision to stage IPL matches in UAE 12-03-2014 05:16 PM

    Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson welcomed the decision of the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) to stage the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League matches in the United Arab Emirates. "The BCCI's decision to stage the first part of the IPL 2014 season in the UAE is great news...
  • IPL 7 begins in the UAE from April 16, returns to India on May 13 12-03-2014 01:41 PM

    Due to the upcoming General Elections and the Indian government refusing to provide security for IPL 7 during that period, the BCCI has decided to hold the initial part of the tournament at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and posssibly Bangladesh, with the tournament returning to India post Elections. The...
  • Mohan Kumaramangalam's grandson confirmed on missing plane 11-03-2014 03:58 PM

    An Indian woman, daughter of the late Indian minister Mohan Kumaramangalam, has reached Beijing after it was confirmed that her Indo-Canadian son and Chinese daughter-in-law were on board the Beijing-bound Malaysian Airlines aircraft that went missing on Saturday. Uma Mukherjee, who lives in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is the...
  • Working Committee set to zero in on two prospective countries for IPL 27-02-2014 08:25 PM

    Bhubaneswar: The BCCI Working Committee will meet here on Friday to shortlist two prospective countries which will be kept as alternative venues for the seventh edition of the IPL which is coinciding with the general elections. While South Africa is the front-runner having had the experience of hosting the second...
  • UAE now in contention to host IPL 7 matches 23-02-2014 12:55 PM

    Dubai: With the upcoming general elections and the Indian government denying security, UAE has emerged as an alternate venue along with South Africa to host the Indian Premier League (IPL). It is learnt that the Indian board will give a presentation to Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for facilitation to hold...
  • As it happened: India vs Pakistan, U-19 World Cup 15-02-2014 10:24 AM

    Sarfaraz Khan (74) and Sanju Samson (68) scored half-centuries while Deepak Hooda picked up five wickets as India registered a convincing win. 6.15 p.m. (IST) India claimed the remaining Pakistan wickets, with Deepak Hooda picking 5 for 41. Chama Milind, Aamir Gani and Sarfaraz Khan picked up one wickets each...
  • IPL 7 may be held in South Africa, UAE or Bangladesh 09-02-2014 07:05 AM

    The IPL Governing Council has shortlisted the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bangladesh, and South Africa as three alternative venues to host IPL 7 even as the organisers await the announcement of dates for the General Elections in India, ESPNCricinfo reported on Saturday. The timing of the General Elections in India...
  • Death penalty for 'most stupid' Indian killer in UAE 01-02-2014 11:17 AM

    Dubai: An Indian man, described by his lawyer as the "most stupid" person he has encountered in 40 years, has been sentenced to death by a UAE court for murdering a maid. The man, who worked as a cook for a UAE government official, beat the maid, who he had...
  • UAE and Scotland qualify for 2015 World Cup 30-01-2014 12:31 PM

    Wellington: Cricketing minnows the United Arab Emirates and Scotland secured berths at the 2015 World Cup on Thursday after taking the top two spots at a qualification tournament in New Zealand. Both teams finished the round-robin phase of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Qualifier on eight points after...