Emirates T20 cricket in Dubai: Schedule, tickets and need-to-know info

A guide to the Emirates T20 cricket tournament being held at The Sevens in Dubai on Friday, March 18.

Below, a guide to the Emirates T20 cricket tournament being held at The Sevens in Dubai on Friday, March 18:

What

The Emirates Airline Twenty20

The tournament, being held in Dubai for a seventh successive year, precedes the four-day English county season curtain-raiser between the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the defending county champions in Abu Dhabi. This year, Yorkshire are the defending county champions as well as the Emirates Airline T20 champs.

When

Friday, March 18

Match Schedule

10am Lancashire v UAE (semi-final 1)

1.30pm Yorkshire v the MCC (semi-final 2)

5.30pm The final

Where

The Sevens Cricket Ground, on the Duba-Al Ain Road, on E66 where it meets E77 some 16km (15 minutes by car) past Dubai Outlet Mall.

*See the bottom of this page for a map

Tickets

Tickets for the general section are Dh35, while children under 12 will be allowed free entry into the general section. There are two premium brunch categories for adults, and one for U12s. For further details, please visit www.emiratest20.com. All paid tickets will be eligible to enter the draw to win two tickets for the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 in India.

Who

The Star Attraction

Ian Bell – One of only a handful of batsman to have scored a Test century against all current Test-playing nations with the exception of Zimbabwe. The English veteran has been given the honour of leading the MCC team, which includes three other players with England experience: James Tredwell, Rikki Clarke and Graham Onions.

Previous winners

2010: Fly Emirates XI

2011: Nottinghamshire

2012: Sussex

2013: Sussex

2014: Sussex

2015: Yorkshire

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