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Desert Cubs teams shine in academy event

Desert Premier League set to commence from January 25

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Sharjah Desert Cubs Cricket Academy hogged the limelight in the Sharjah Cricket Council Inter-Academy Under-13 tournament.

The competition, being held under the auspices of Sharjah Cricket Council at the Al Dhaid Cricket Village, saw Desert Cubs Blue and Yellow, the two teams they had fielded in this tournament, score impressive victories over their opponents.

The Blue team defeated Maxway Cricket Academy Red by nine wickets while the Yellow team scored a six-wicket win over MCC Zayed Cricket Academy.

In another match, Sharjah Cricket Academy Red proved to be too strong for Maxway Cricket Academy Blue defeating them by eight-wickets.

Meanwhile, under the auspices of the Sharjah Cricket Council, Inquest JLT will organise the first Desert Premier League from January 25. Thirty-two teams are expected to participate. Prize money of Dh50,000 is in the offing.

Mazhar Khan of the Sharjah Cricket Council said: “Sharjah Council is delighted to be associated with Infoquest JLT and Desert Premier League. Such an event will being in more corporte houses to get into the Twenty20 mode.”

Moin Mohammad, the tournament director said that three international teams will compete in this tournament. Registration for the event will close on January 10. For more details