Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Dubai: Dulsco Sports Club will be conducting the 14th addition of Dulsco Ramadan Floodlight Open Cricket Tournament from 19th June 2015 at the Zabeel Cricket Ground; Dubai.
Johnson Alexander, Director HR and QHSE of Dulsco said: “Dulsco has been conducting this tournament for the last 14 years. Earlier this tournament was held at the DCC ground continuously for five years. After the area around the DCC ground has been developed for government projects, there was a dearth of cricket grounds in Dubai. However with the association of Dubai Municipality, Dulsco started conducting the tournament at the Zabeel Park for the last eight years, and this will be the 9th year of the tournament being played there. This being one of the prestigious cricket tournaments in the UAE and the flagship Ramadan cricket event in Dubai. Teams confirmed their participation even before the announcement of the tournament.
Dulsco supports Zabeel Park by providing cricket side screens and the maintenance of the area around the pitch so that the matches are played under ideal conditions.
A total of 12 teams will be allowed to participate in the tournament on first come first serve basis. Teams will be allowed to field two overseas players. The tournament is being played under the auspices of the Dubai Sports Council. The matches in the tournament will be played under the floodlights on league-cum-knock-out basis of 20 overs each. One match will be played every night from 7.45pm including on Fridays. Coloured clothing, as well as Iftaar, will be provided to all the participating teams. The winning team will walk away with the cash prize of Dh5,000 along with trophy and medals and runners up will awarded with Dh2,500, the trophy and medals.
Last date to submit the entry is May 28. The draw of the tournament will be held on Sunday June 1 at the Dulsco head office, Al Quoz, Dubai. at 3.30pm.
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