James Anderson of England and Lancashire bowls on Sunday during Day 4 of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai. Jason O'Brien / Action Images / Reuters / October 25, 2015
James Anderson of England and Lancashire bowls on Sunday during Day 4 of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai. Jason O'Brien / Action Images / Reuters / October 25, 2015

James Anderson’s Lancashire sign deal to make Dubai pre-season home



Dubai // Lancashire, one of England’s most successful County Championship sides, have signed a four-year deal to use the ICC Academy at Dubai Sports City as their pre-season training base.

Lancashire, who are coached by former England spinner Ashley Giles, have nine County Championship titles to their name and are the NatWest T20 Blast champions.

A successful 2015 season was capped by securing promotion to Division 1 of the County Championship.

The deal with ICC Academy means Lancashire side, the home of England duo James Anderson and Jos Buttler, will prepare on the Academy’s English training wickets in addition to playing two, two-day games against other visiting English sides on the Academy’s ovals.

Giles said: “Pre-season is crucial for our preparation ahead of a new season and to have secured a venue with such fantastic facilities and ideal conditions is fantastic news for the club.”

The Academy is also the permanent base of the UAE National Team and the ICC High Performance Programme.

Games and training sessions will be open to the public so that fans of Lancashire and cricket can come and watch their team play.

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UAE v United States, T20 International Series

Both matches at ICC Academy, Dubai. Admission is free.

1st match: Friday, 2pm

2nd match: Saturday, 2pm

UAE squad: Mohammed Naveed (captain), Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar, Rameez Shahzad, Amjad Gul, CP Rizwan, Mohammed Boota, Abdul Shakoor, Ahmed Raza, Imran Haider, Sultan Ahmed, Zahoor Khan, Amir Hayat

USA squad: Saurabh Netravalkar (captain), Jaskaran Malhotra, Elmore Hutchinson, Aaron Jones, Nosthush Kenjige, Ali Khan, Jannisar Khan, Xavier Marshall, Monank Patel, Timil Patel, Roy Silva, Jessy Singh, Steven Taylor, Hayden Walsh

Match info

Australia 580
Pakistan 240 and 335

Result: Australia win by an innings and five runs

Zimbabwe v UAE, ODI series

All matches at the Harare Sports Club:

1st ODI, Wednesday, April 10

2nd ODI, Friday, April 12

3rd ODI, Sunday, April 14

4th ODI, Tuesday, April 16

UAE squad: Mohammed Naveed (captain), Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammed Usman, CP Rizwan, Chirag Suri, Mohammed Boota, Ghulam Shabber, Sultan Ahmed, Imran Haider, Amir Hayat, Zahoor Khan, Qadeer Ahmed

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