The Forty Club from England will play two matches in Dubai, one match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium and two matches at the Darjeeling Cricket Club this week.

They will take on the ECB Blues team led by Waleed Bukhatir.

On Thursday, they will face a select veterans' team in a 25-over game under the auspices of the Dubai Cricket Council. Mohammad Lokhandwala will lead the veterans' team.

Darjeeling Cricket Club will then play a full day's game against the visitors on Friday. This will be followed by a half-day tie on Saturday.

The Forty Club is one of the largest clubs in the world with a membership strength of about 5,000 and is second in size to the MCC.

UAE Veterans team: Mohammad Lokhandwala (Captain), Freddy Sidhwa, Desmond Rodrigues, Mohammad Haider, CTK Nasir, Tauseef Ahmad, Sanjay Browne, Abbas Ali Khan, Jaideep Mathur, B.S. Bisht, Saeed Al Saffar, Mansoor Pasha, Sailesh Kalia, Harris Seddiqi and Zuhair Lokhandwala.