Dubai: Rohan Mustafa will lead the UAE team in the ICC Intercontinental Cup (ICup) and ICC World Cricket League (WCL) against hosts Namibia next month.
Born in the North-West Frontier region of Kohat in Pakistan, the left-hand batsman, who turns 29 in October, will have Shaiman Anwar as his vice-captain for the two ICC tournaments.
The announcement of the 14-member squad representing the UAE was announced by the ECB on Wednesday as the team continued their preparation for these two competitions.
First up for the team will be the ICC’s four-day ICup (First Class) that will be held from September 16-19, after which they will be involved with the WCL’s 50-over (International) games on September 21 and 23. All games to be played at the Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, in Namibia.
“We have been greatly anticipating the ICup and WCL series against Namibia, and we are extremely confident the team will post strong results against the hosts. Participating and doing well in these tournaments, is vitally important in continuing our climb up the ICC rankings ladder,” Zayed Abbas, ECB Spokesperson, noted.
The UAE will embark on a 12-day preparation camp, the first six days at the Cricket South Africa High Performance Centre (University of Pretoria), followed by a six-day preparatory period in Windhoek, ahead of their campaign against Namibia.