UAE Joins Masters Over 50s Cricket World Cup in South Africa

Fourteen of the top cricket playing nations and a few Associate members will soon be seen taking on each other in the Masters Over 50s Cricket World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa.
The 18-member will be led by Syed Rafiullah and also includes Khurram Khan, who was the skipper of the UAE side in the 2015 edition of the ICC World Cup.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be participating in the Masters Over 50s Cricket World Cup that is set to take place in South Africa in 2022. This is a great opportunity for the UAE to showcase their cricketing talent on the global stage and compete against other veteran cricketers from around the world.

The Masters Over 50s Cricket World Cup is a tournament that is specifically designed for cricketers who are over the age of 50. The tournament features teams from various countries around the world, including England, Australia, India, South Africa, and the West Indies. The tournament is held every two years, and the last edition of the tournament was held in Australia in 2020.

The UAE team for the tournament will consist of some of the most experienced cricketers in the country who have played at the highest level. The team will be led by former UAE captain and wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammed Tauqir, who is known for his aggressive style of play and leadership skills. Tauqir has represented the UAE in 47 one-day internationals (ODIs) and 13 T20 internationals.

The UAE team will also feature other veteran cricketers such as Arshad Ali, who has played in 19 ODIs for the UAE, and Saqib Ali, who has represented the UAE in 22 ODIs and 13 T20 internationals. These players have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the game, and their presence will be crucial for the UAE team’s success in the tournament.

The UAE team will have to face some tough competition in the tournament, with teams like England and Australia boasting some of the best cricketers in the world in their squad. However, the UAE team has been preparing for the tournament for several months now and is confident in their ability to compete at the highest level.

The team has been practicing regularly under the guidance of their coach, former Indian cricketer Robin Singh, who has been working closely with the players to fine-tune their skills and strategies for the tournament. The team has also played several practice matches against local teams in the UAE to get match practice and build their confidence ahead of the tournament.

The UAE’s participation in the Masters Over 50s Cricket World Cup is a testament to the country’s growing love for the game of cricket. The UAE has made significant progress in the sport in recent years, with the country’s national team qualifying for the 2015 and 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup tournaments.

The UAE has also hosted several international cricket tournaments in recent years, including the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Pakistan Super League (PSL). These tournaments have helped to raise the profile of the sport in the country and attract top-quality cricketers from around the world.

The Masters Over 50s Cricket World Cup is another opportunity for the UAE to showcase its cricketing talent and continue its progress in the sport. The tournament will provide a platform for the UAE’s veteran cricketers to compete against some of the best players in the world and prove their mettle on the global stage.

In conclusion, the UAE’s participation in the Masters Over 50s Cricket World Cup is an exciting development for the country’s cricketing fraternity. The tournament will provide a great opportunity for the UAE team to showcase their talent and compete against some of the best cricketers in the world. With a strong team and the support of their fans, the UAE team will be looking to make a mark in the tournament and bring home the trophy.

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