Thursday, 13 March 2014
UAE Announced as Co-Host 2014 Edition of Indian Premier League @IPL
Emirates Cricket Board Chief Executive, David East, said: “The unwavering support of the ECB chairman, His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, has been crucial to this decision.”
“This announcement builds on what has been a significant period of growth and development for cricket in this country.”
David East, CEO – Emirates Cricket Board
“We are delighted with the BCCI’s decision to choose the United Arab Emirates as a suitable co-host of the 2014 edition of the Indian Premier League.
“The IPL has redefined cricket in the modern era, and to be hosting it in the UAE is a tremendous honour and a privilege for everyone connected to cricket in Emirates.
“The unwavering support of the chairman of the Emirates Cricket Board, His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, has been crucial to this decision taking place and I would like to thank him for his dedication and commitment to cricket in the UAE.
“This builds on a significant period of growth and development for cricket in this country; that has put us back on the international cricketing map.
“I have no doubt our world class facilities and excellent infrastructure will ensure that the IPL continues to dazzle cricket lovers in the UAE and around the world.”
“The Emirates Cricket Board will now work closely with the IPL’s event management team to deliver 16 games of high quality cricket entertainment.