This was international sport, but not as we knew it. Indoor cricket being aired live on TV, as well as on the world wide web. Supporters performing Viking thunder-claps. DJ Bravo’s Champion reverberating around a tin shack in Al Quoz industrial estate at deafening volume. And then, at the end of it all, the most normal thing imaginable: Australia won. Maybe the Indoor Cricket World Cup of Dubai 2017 was not quite such a bizarre experience after all.
Saqib Nazir, the UAE captain, says the national team have proved they belong on the global stage after a thrilling one-run win over England in the Indoor Cricket World Cup. The victory was the UAE’s first in four attempts at their maiden World Cup, which is being staged at Insportz, Dubai this week. Because of the way indoor cricket is structured, the UAE retain serious aspirations of reaching the knockout stage of the nine-team event, despite their three opening losses.
A warehouse in Al Quoz is an unlikely place for a World Cup. Not that the flagship event of cricket’s indoor variety is exactly one of international sport’s most renown events, of course. Unlike Fifa, Uefa, or even the ICC, the World Indoor Cricket Federation probably did not pay much thought to empowering a local organising committee to dream up a park and ride scheme to manage the weight of traffic for their event.
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