Keeping up with their busy season, the Sharjah Cricket Council is proud to announce the ninth edition of the Al Dhaid Gold Cup.

The 40-over tournament will see top teams from the UAE participate that will be played both at the Al Dhaid Cricket Village Turf Wicket and Sharjah Cricket Stadium ( Guinness Book Record Holder) starting from Friday 23rd December 2016. All matches will begin at 8.30 am with the final will be held at the Sharjah Cricket stadium.

A total of 10 teams will compete in the tournament with five teams each divided into two groups. Each team gets to play a minimum of four games in the group stage.

The Group A consists of Multiplex International, UBL, Bukhatir XI, ECB Blues and UAE Lions while Group B includes One Stop Tourism, Alubond Tigers, Sharjah Club, Unicon Real Estate, Defenders.

The winning team will earn a prize money of AED 10,000 while the runners up will receive AED 5,000. Man of the match from each match will receive AED 100.

Organizers will also provide lunch , water etc for all the participating teams.

Defenders CC and Alubond Tigers will play in the curtain raiser match on 23rd December 2016 at Al Dhaid Cricket Village.