Dubai, the headquarters of the International Cricket Council, will host the 2022 Asian Cup of Cricket, with the participation of six teams. Al-Dunya” is the match between India and Pakistan, today, which is awaited by about a billion viewers from all over the world.
His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, said, “Dubai, thanks to the vision of our leadership, has become the headquarters of major tournaments, and the focus of attention of the most prominent global sports stars, due to its high-level infrastructure, which was established according to the highest international standards to serve All sports, especially the most popular and followed sports in the world.”
His Highness praised the great confidence that Dubai and the country enjoy among international sports institutions and federations, and its choice to host the largest international tournaments, thanks to its capabilities, facilities, human competencies and long experience in the field of organizing international events.
His Highness added: “The sports sector is an important tributary of the local economy, in light of an ambitious vision that seeks to upgrade all components of the sports scene, increase the size of the sector’s positive economic returns, and provide various elements that guarantee sports leadership in Dubai and the UAE at the regional and international levels.”
The strongest competitions
The attention of more than one billion viewers from all over the world will turn to the state’s stadiums, throughout the competition period, and specifically to the scene of crowning the champions in Dubai next September 11, where the final match will be held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, which can accommodate 25,000 spectators, while the most prominent match will be In the Asia Cup Cricket tournament, which brings together traditional rivals India and Pakistan, which is watched by 90% of cricket fans in the world.
The country in general, and Dubai in particular, has emerged as one of the most attractive destinations for international sports stars, and the largest international tournaments, thanks to the vision of the rational leadership, which made it the safest place in the world. Indian cricket, in cooperation with the Emirates Cricket Council, in coordination with cricket clubs in the country, and is one of the strongest cricket tournaments in terms of competition strength, marketing value and media follow-up. It is the largest in various sports, as it is a country of safety and security and a meeting place for the world, due to its advanced sports and tourism facilities, as well as the development of the transport, communications, hospitality and organizational expertise in all areas that contribute to the success of any sporting event held in its various cities.
Dubai received 26 matches from the Indian Premier League, which included a selection of international players from different nationalities, and the number of teams participating in the last edition of the league reached eight teams: the Mumbai Indians, the defending champion and winner five times, and the Chennai Super Kings team, which won the championship three times. Last year’s runner-up, the two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders owned by Indian film star Shah Rukh Khan, the 2008 winner Rajasthan Royals, the 2016 champion Hyderabad Sunrise, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab.
A favorite destination for world stars
In addition to being a preferred destination for sports tournaments throughout the year, Dubai has established itself as a preferred destination for training international sports stars in various sports, as Dubai hosts many major teams, football, cricket and golf teams, to benefit from global infrastructure and world-class training facilities. Many international athletes train ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and the city is also a favorite vacation spot for top names and international athletes, including football stars Cristiano Ronaldo, France’s Kylian Mbappe, Poland’s Robert Lewandowski and Brazil’s Lucas Paqueta. American boxing legends Floyd Mayweather, Britain’s Anthony Joshua, countryman Amir Khan, Indian cricket icon Sunil Gavaskar, countryman Kapil Dev and Pakistan’s Waseem Akram vacation in Dubai, enjoying the city as a favorite center for sports and athletes in the world.
The final match will be held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, which has a capacity of 25,000 spectators.
“Dana Al-Dunya” will host 10 matches, and will witness the crowning of the 2022 Asian Cup champion in the final of the tournament next September 11th.
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