Irfan Pathan Speaks About UAE as a Hub of Cricket

With the first season of International League T20 and hosting the Asia Cup, the UAE is shaping up to be the next cricket Hub. Irfan Pathan, a former popular Indian cricket turned commentator, has recently shared his thoughts on UAE’s rapidly emerging cricket scene.

Here is what Irfan Pathan Said on the UAE’s Cricket Future.

The UAE as the Next Big Cricket Destination and Their Facilities

Irfan Pathan has said that previously people had different concepts regarding UAE, as it was more geared towards Business destinations. The Covid-19 pandemic has completely shifted that perspective, as the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the T20 WorldCup 2021 were held in the UAE and the response from cricket fans was so welcoming and cheerful. The former cricketer has also added that outdoor practice facilities provided by Emirates Cricket Board and the grounds are outstanding for the players.

As Cricket is booming more than ever, different countries have established their premier leagues; the International League T20 by UAE is a great addition to that list and really helpful for young players to polish their skills with professional coaches and teammates.

Ideal Weather For Cricket

Many crickets have praised UAE’s weather in general in the past. Irfan Pathan has also added that the weather and atmosphere of UAE grounds are ideal for Cricket. With little to no rain in the country, outstanding ground facilities, and the consistency of the Pitch, especially in Dubai, it makes UAE a perfect place for Cricket.

On UAE’s Own T20 League

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Irfan Pathan offers his best wishes for the first season of UAE’s International League T20 to be successful and hopes it will bring many opportunities for many young cricketers.


Irfan Pathan has played on multiple venues throughout his long-running career. His recent views on ILT20 and the surge in the Cricket scene prove that the United Arab Emirates will be the next Cricket hub.

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Updated: March 28, 2024 — 11:36 pm

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