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UAE




Population: 5,628,805 (July 2014 est.)
Population Aged 0-14: 20.7%
National Coach: Aaqib Javed
National Captain: Mohammad Tauqir
Women’s captain: Charvi Bhatt
Cricket clubs: 415
Grounds: 164
Turf wickets: 20
Playing Season: September to May

ACC Member since 1984
ACC Development Officer: Venkatapathi Raju

Qualifiers for World Cup 2015, New Zealand, January 2014
Recent Achievements:
2011 Winners, Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 2
2012 Joint winners, ACC Trophy Elite
2013 Finalists, ACC U-19 Elite
2013 Semi-finalists, ACC Emerging Teams Cup
2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers
2014 Win Qualification to World Cup 2015
Awarded ODI status to 2018
2014 ICC World Twenty20, T20I status
2014 Second, ACC Premier League
2015 ICC World Cup
Active Personnel qualified from ACC Courses:
Coaches: Level I and II – 51, Level III – 2
Umpires: Level I and II – 44, Level III – 3
Curators: Module I – 3; Module II – 2; Module III – 3

A particularly successful period in recent times has taken in a win over Bangladesh U-23 at the ACC Emerging Teams Cup and qualification to World Twenty20 2014 and World Cup 2015.

In 2012 UAE beat Afghanistan on the way to regaining the ACC Trophy which had been theirs four times previously. They remain a side packed with match-winners and along with the die-hard stalwarts who have been the backbone of the side for the past half-a-dozen or so years, they are unearthing dynamic new talent. Competition for places in the national side is fierce, marshalled by evergreen Khurram Khan and Emirati native Mohammad Tauqir.

At age-group level other Asian countries tend to find the UAE beatable but even there, such is their ability to throw up talented cricketers, they remain one of the stronger teams. The catchment area for cricketers is starting to spread outside the traditional confines of Sharjah and Dubai into the other Emirates.

UAE pioneered the take-up of women’s cricket in the Gulf by fielding a team in the 2007 ACC Women’s Tournament and have subsequently continued to promote women’s participation in the game.


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