DCC to launch indoor cricket league

13/06/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskill
DCC to launch indoor cricket league

Cricket-loving Dubai residents will be encouraged by news that the sport's governing body in the region is to launch an indoor tournament.The Dubai Cricket Council (DCC) said that the decision will allow players to continue enjoying the game in spite of the sweltering summer heat, Gulf News reports.Running from June 16th to July 9th, the tournament will be staged at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Global Cricket Academy indoor facility.The tournament will be launched today by former Test stars turned coaches Mudassar Nazar and Dayle Hadlee who are also the head coaches of the Global Academy.Mohammad Lokhandwala, the secretary of the DCC, told the news provider: "It will present [an] amazing opportunity to the leading clubs and cricketers here."It is another step forward to developing a long term relationship between the Global Cricket Academy and the DCC to foster cricket in Dubai."So far, 12 teams have confirmed their participation in the event.