EurAsia Cricket Series Tournament
Abu Dhabi, April 22 to May 5 2006The tournament runs from April 22nd until May 5th, and features the 'A 'teams of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Holland and Ireland, with the full UAE side completing the line up.
Ireland will be the only associate nation taking part and their invitation to the tournament is seen as reward after they qualified for the World Cup finals.
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EurAsia Cricket Series Schedule
Abu Dhabi, April 22 to May 5 2006
Groups:Group A: India, Holland, Pakistan.
Group B: Sri Lanka, UAE and Ireland.
Match schedule:League stage 1:
April 22: Ireland v UAE
April 23: India v Holland
April 24: Sri Lanka v Ireland
April 25: Pakistan v Holland
April 27: Sri Lanka v UAE
April 28: India v Pakistan
League stage 2:
April 29: India v UAE
April 29: Sri Lanka v Holland
May 01: Pakistan v Holland
May 02: India v Ireland
May 03: Sri Lanka v Pakistan
May 04: UAE v Ireland
May 05: India v Pakistan
EurAsia Cricket Series News
Pakistan A won the Eurasia Cup
Eurasia Cup - Final, Abu Dhabi: Pakistan A 288-4 (50 overs) beat India A 252 all out (47.5 overs) by 36 runs
Unbeaten India A meet experienced Pakistan A
UAE beat Ireland by 31 Runs
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: UAE 203 all out (46.3 overs) beat Ireland A 172 all out (46.3 overs) by 31 runs
Pakistan A beat Sri Lanka A by 8 wickets
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: Pakistan A 210-2 (45.2 overs) beat Sri Lanka 209 all out (41 overs) by 8 wickets
India A beat Ireland A by 8 wickets
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: India A 186-2 (34.1 overs) beat Ireland 182 all out (43.3 overs) by 8 wickets
Pakistan A beat Holland by 6 wickets
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: Pakistan 184-4 (32.4 overs) beat Holland 183 all out (48.1 overs) by 6 wickets
India A beat UAE by 126 runs
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: India A 196 all out (46.5 overs) beat UAE 70 all out (15.1 overs) by 126 runs
Sri Lanka A defeat Holland
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: Sri Lanka 302-8 (50 overs) beat Holland 145 all out (48.3 overs) by 157 runs
Pakistan A beat Holland by 123 runs
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: Pakistan 306-4 (50 overs) beat Holland 183-8 (50 overs) by 123 runs
Sajeeva Weerakoon guides Sri Lanka to 87-run win
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: Sri Lanka 261-7 (50 overs) beat Ireland 174-10 (43 overs) by 87 runs
India A beat Holland by 202 runs
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: India A 311-4 (50 overs) beat Holland 109-10 (29.2 overs) by 202 runs
UAE Won by 8 wickets
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: UAE 133-2 (27 overs) beat Ireland 132-10 (46.4 overs) by 8 wickets
India A take on Holland first
Sunil Dev, Secretary of the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Trust which is organising the six-team tournament with the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council at the Zayed stadium, told that it would be an annual feature over the next five years.
"The winners of the tournament would get $25,000 while the runners-up would receive $15,000. The Player of the Tournament would be richer by $3,000," Dev said.
The winning team in every match stood to gain $1,000 while the loser would get $500. Each man-of-the-match award carries prize money of $500.
"There are also prizes for best batsman, best bowler, best wicket keeper and best fielder - each worth $1,000. The players, who hit the maxinum sixes (minimum 12) and fours (minimum 20) would get $750 and 500 each," he added.
Venugopal Rao to lead India A in EurAsia tourney
Internationals like wicketkeeper Dinesh Kaarthick, Reetinder Singh Sodhi, S S Paul, R P Singh and Piyush Chawla have been included in the young side for the six-nation tournament. India A Cricket Team: Venugopal Rao (Captain), Robin Uthappa, Shikhar Dhavan, S Vidyut, S Badrinath, A Jhunjhunwala, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Kaarthick (Wicket Keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, SS Paul, Reetinder Singh Sodhi, RP Singh, VRV Singh, Piyush Chawla; Coach: Robin Singh, Manager: Ravi Savant, Physio: Vaibhav Daga, Media manager: Rajen Nair.
William Porterfield to lead Irish Team in EurAsia series
The side will be led by 21 year old William Porterfield and is as follows Ireland A Cricket Team: William Porterfield (Rush) Captain, Conor Armstrong (North County), Trevor Britton (Bready), Kenneth Carroll (Railway Union), Martinus Fourie (Phoenix), Mark Hutchinson (Bangor), Gary Kidd (Waringstown), Jason Molins (Phoenix), John Mooney (North County), Kevin O' Brien (Railway Union and MCC Young Cricketers), Boyd Rankin (Bready and Derbyshire), David Simpson (Lisburn), Roger Whelan (Railway Union), Gary Wilson (CSN), Ivan Lapsley (Manager), Matt Dwyer (Coach)
Hasan Raza to lead Pakistan A Team in EurAsia series
Zayed International Cricket Stadium
Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu DhabiThe new stadium, a bare fifteen minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi, promises a new era of sport in the Emirate. The Zayed Cricket Stadium, named after the UAE President, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is a mutli-million dirham project that has been funded and supported by the Abu Dhabi Government with the aim of turning Abu Dhabi into a world class venue for international cricket tournaments. The architectural design of the stadium is itself bound to attract attention. The facility has an18000-seat capacity with eight pitches, five of these of turf. A massive curved shade canopy covering the Grand Stand pavilion is the highlight of the stadium. It is the largest unsupported structure of any cricket stadium, weighing around 1,000 tonnes and has three pillars placed behind at the centre, symbolising the three cricket stumps.
The latest technology is being used for lighting and scoreboards to ensure accepted international standards for televising matches.
Harbhajan Singh Memorabilia
Singh's Magnificent Hat Trick
On the 1st Day of the 2nd Test, India versus Australia, in March 2001, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Harbhajan Singh achieved what no other Indian cricketer had ever done - he snared a magnificent Hat Trick.
Limited Edition Magnificent photographic collage of the three dismissals with the hat trick at Calcutta capturing photograph in each piece being personally signed by Harbhajan Singh. Each piece .encased in a timber frame with Perspex glazing and is supported by A-Tag microchip authentication technology, and comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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