Wasim Akram Shares His Thoughts on UAE ILT20

The recent news from the UAE on professional Cricket has excited the fans. Whether as the host of the next Asia Cup or the first season of the highly anticipated International League T20, the future is shaping to be something to look out for. Wasim Akram, the former Pakistani captain and regarded as one of the best fast bowlers in cricket history, has recently shared his thoughts on UAE’s cricket scene.

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Why UAE is The Next Cricket Destination (Wasim Akram)

In a recent interview, Wasim Akram shared that he has been playing Cricket in UAE since 1985. He added that whether it is Sharjah, Dubai, or Abu Dhabi, each venue offered an excellent pitch and some of the premium facilities he had ever experienced in his long-running career.

The country cricket, whether going or coming from preseason, prefers Dubai. It is mainly because of the ideal weather, luxurious hotels, and all the top-notch facilities.

Lively Crowd & Fond Memories

Waseem Akram shares the love he gets while playing on UAE soil. The former fast bowler further explains the grounds lits up by the cheering of fellow Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian, Sri Lankans, Australians, and many other nationalities, making it one of the most versatile locations.

The former Pakistani Cricket recaps the 20-odd years he had played in Sharjah and the importance of this venue in his career. Wasim Akram further stated that his record of 122 wickets on a single venue is still unbroken.

On Upcoming ILT20

The inaugural season of International League T20 will be debuting in January 2023. In his latest interview, Wasim Akram said that he believes the ILT20 will be the next big thing in professional Cricket.


Wasim Akram appreciated Emirates Cricket Board’s successful steps to elevate the UAE’s Cricket. With the ILT20 just around the corner, cricket fans will surely have another worthy addition to the successful leagues.

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Updated: March 28, 2024 — 11:36 pm

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