Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Issa Hilal Al Hazami, Chairman of Sharjah Sports Council and Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) visited Sharjah Cricket Stadium and expressed their satisfaction with the venue’s preparations for the IPL 2020 tournament, which started yesterday.
They added that hosting a global sporting event of this calibre firmly re-affirms Sharjah’s presence on the global sporting map.
Majid Hamad Al Suwaidi, Manager (Overseas Promotions Department), SCTDA, also accompanied them on the tour of the new, improved facilities.
The officials acknowledged and appreciated the incredible vision and work of Sharjah Cricket stadium to bring world acclaim and recognition to Sharjah since the 1980’s. Today the emirate of Sharjah is globally recognised in the cricketing and sports world as a result.
Hosting the delegation were Waleed Bukhatir, Vice Chairman of Sharjah Cricket Stadium and Khalaf Bukhatir, Managing Director of Bukhatir Group and CEO of Sharjah Cricket Stadium, who acknowledged the efforts of the government to encourage sport at the highest level and thanked them for their support and guidance.
The first match from the upcoming IPL 2020 league to be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium will be between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings on September 22nd. The stadium will also be hosting some classic IPL rivalries this season including Royal Challengers Bangalore versus Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday the 12th of October and Chennai Super Kings versus Mumbai Indians on Friday the 23rd of October.
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