UAE, Hong Kong to contest four-match T20 women’s cricket series

UAE, Hong Kong to contest four-match T20 women’s cricket series

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2022: The women’s teams of the United Arab Emirates Cricket Board and Cricket Hong Kong will play a bilateral T20 international series in the UAE at the end of this month. 

Entitled the “ Women’s T20i Bilateral Series”, the four-match challenge will be played at the Malek Ground in Ajman from April 27-30. All matches will be streamed live on Fancode in India and CricTracker globally. 

The announcement was made on Wednesday, April 20 jointly by the Emirates Cricket Board, Hong Kong Cricket and promoter Pacific Star Sports. The first three matches will commence at 19:00 local time with the fourth and final match to start at 09:00.  

Mubashshir Usmani, General Secretary of the Emirates Cricket Board, said: “Such opportunities are vital in the development of women’s cricket. We are extremely proud that our women continue to be highly competitive in regional and associate member events. These tournaments provide an exceptional pathway in developing our skill-set and match-playing acumen to longer formats.” 

Chaya Mughal, UAE women’s captain, said: “Before heading to our ICC Women’s T20 Global qualifiers, the forthcoming bilateral series with Hong Kong is a great opportunity for us to try out different batting and bowling combinations.  

“Participating in this series will not only boost our confidence but it will also assist us in developing a good mindset and game plan that we have been working on for several months. The team is super excited to play and perform. We want to participate in many more similar events in the near future.” 

Kary Chan, Hong Kong’s captain, added: “We are incredibly excited to return to Dubai to take on UAE. We entered last year’s World Cup qualifiers having not played international cricket for over two years and won four of our five games.  

“Regular international series between major tournaments is a critical to ensuring we get invaluable match experience. That match experience will enable us to learn, develop and enter tournaments with clarity and confidence. The UAE are a great team and we are looking forward to taking them on again.” 

The Hong Kong women’s team is sponsored by the health/lifestyle provider Gencor Pacific Limited.