Organisers of the Emirates Airline Twenty20 tournament have set their sights on hosting a tournament that is not only full of top class action on the field but also allows the entire family to enjoy a fun day out in Dubai. “The Emirates Airline Twenty20 promises to be a first-class day of cricket action featuring more international cricket stars than ever before. We hope that seeing players of this calibre up close will inspire a new generation of young cricketers in the UAE,” said Matthew Jackson, Managing Director Sport Arabia Worldwide.

“This year not only have we upped the quality on the pitch, we have done so off it too. With more activities and attractions, more food and beverage options and the first year of our Cricket Brunch packages, we are sure you, your family and friends will enjoy the day.”

For tournament sponsors Emirates Airline, the tournament is another addition to their long list of association with the sport which includes sponsoring the ICC panel of umpires.

This year, the tournament is joined by talented players from Lancashire, Yorkshire, plus the All Stars of MCC and the UAE National Team. “There is a real buzz about cricket at the moment with the Twenty20 World Cup, and the sport has grown in popularity in Dubai over the years, especially since the UAE made it to the 2015 World Cup, and we hope to continue to see that growth,” said Majid Al Mualla, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Centre. “This tournament brings professional cricket to all residents of Dubai and is a great day out for the whole family, so I hope fans have a wonderful time,” he added.