After Test and ODI, one of the shortest and most popular formats of cricket now is T20, T10, and The Hundred or one hundred ball cricket. Apart from this, T10 or 70 ball cricket was organized for the first time in Bangladesh in February this year.
Amid so many formats of cricket, a new format has emerged by the Emirates Cricket Board. The ICC’s associate member country, UAE, has announced a new format called the Ninety-90 Bash. The first edition of the Ninety-90 Bash will take place next year.
Abdul Rahman Bukhatir pioneered the eighties and nineties cricket in UAE. His Bukhatir group is the main reason behind organizing this Ninety-90 Bash. International cricket went to the desert holding his hand, and this time the new format is also waiting to start there soon.
Abdul Rahman Bukhatir’s son Khalaf Bukhatir, Owner of Pakistan Super League team Karachi Kings- Salman Iqbal, and Imran Chowdhury, managing director of Dubai-based Synergy Group Companies, are also behind the event.
In the meantime, popular businesses around the world have expressed interest in the tournament. Organizers hope that this format will be a great match for emerging cricketers with world cricket stars. According to them, the T-10 format is very short. So basically 90 ball cricket is being started.
The Ninety-90 Bash format was officially unveiled in Abu Dhabi. The event was held in the presence of Abu Dhabi Minister Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. Meanwhile, Emirates Cricket Board Vice-Chairman Khalid Al Zarooni has approved the new format.
According to a statement from the organizers, the tournament will be held on an annual basis, i.e. one event will be held every year. All matches of the tournament will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Sharjah-based Century Events, Sports FGC, and Emirates Cricket Board will be in charge of the overall organization.
It’s definitely good news for cricket fans to know about the addition of this new format of the game. It’ll be quite interesting to see how successfully it goes on.
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