Sultanate to host World Cricket Cup tour

Muscat: The International Cricket World Cup will arrive in the Sultanate on Monday (August 27th) for a two-day tour.

“The choice of the International Cricket Council to present the historic World Cup in the region as part of its global tour is a recognition of the Sultanate as a leading force and one of the fastest growing countries to achieve progress in cricket in the region,” said Pankaj Khimji, board member of the Oman Cricket Federation and the Sultanate’s representative to the International Cricket Council.

He pointed out that the achievements of the national cricket team and the series of wonderful performances presented in international tournaments over recent years which have played a major role in attracting global attention to the Sultanate.

“The arrival of the World Cup to the Sultanate is an important event as part of preparations for this important tournament to be held in England from May 30 to July 14 next year.

This historic development will inspire many young people, where it will go a long way toward attracting more youngsters to practice the game.” said Madhu Gisrani, Secretary of the Oman Cricket Federation.

The Cricket World Cup organized by the International Cricket Council is one of the leading cricket events. It is watched and followed by more than 1 billion people around the world as 105 countries are currently members of the International Cricket Council. –ONA