The Cricket Pod: 'UAE busiest place for international cricket'

We talk to Will Kitchen, performance director at the Emirates Cricket Board, about the growth of the game in the country and what to expect in the near future

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - October 22, 2018: UAE fans wave their flags in the match between the UAE and Australia in a T20 international. Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at Zayed cricket stadium oval, Abu Dhabi. Chris Whiteoak / The National
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We have an extensive interview with Will Kitchen, general manager of the International Cricket Council Academy in Dubai and performance director at Emirates Cricket Board, in which he talks about the growth of the game in the country.

Kitchen discusses the progress made by the national team, central contracts and how the ICC's new pathway to the 50-overs World Cup in 2023 will be a good thing for the UAE and other Associate Nations.

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Also in this episode:

  • How prepared will the Emirates Cricket Board be if it is asked to host the Indian Premier League next summer?
  • What are the chances of smaller grounds, such as the ones at the ICC Academy in Dubai, hosting Test matches?
  • MSK Prasad had predicted MS Dhoni's rise in 2005. Now he has dropped him. Is this the end of his T20I career?

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