Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dubai Super Sixes to feature 48 teams

The inaugural Dubai Super Sixes is expecting 48 teams to participate in West Asia's first-ever six-a-side tournament.

The two-week tournament will be held from 1-15 October at the 25,000-seat Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The prize money for the winning teams will be 100,000 Dirhams.

Dubai Super Sixes 2010 will be played under the auspices of the Dubai Cricket Council and will also feature cricketers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa playing alongside 48 corporate cricket teams from the region. Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram is the brand ambassador of the tournament.

Arshad Zaheer, MD of Crayons Communications, which is organising the event, said, "Dubai Super Sixes promises to set the benchmark in providing world-class entertainment to everyone. This is an excellent concept aimed at further spreading the game's popularity in this region and encouraging new talent."

Each participating team comprises 6 players, along with two substitutes, and with the opportunity to choose five neutral fielders from a large pool of players. Playing under the supervision of neutral umpires, the format requires each side to play a limited 5 overs, which they have to complete in 30 minutes. The four teams that reach the semi-final stage will each be assigned a top cricket player who will play alongside them.

Gulf Oil is the main sponsor and Landmark Group the associate sponsor. The event is also supported by Kingfisher Airlines & Media partners Khaleej Times, City 101.6FM, Star Plus & Star One while Dubai Sports City are the venue partners. Media Rotana are the Hospitality partners, and Edward Steven & Associates are the public relations partners.

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