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SBD Global/September 12, 2012/Facilities

Dubai Gets A New Cricket Pitch And First Stadium Sell-Out

A new "top-class turf wicket" with a "lush green outfield" has been built in Dubai, according to K.R. Nayar of the GULF NEWS. The cricket ground is located at the Higher College of Technology Dubai Men's College Campus from an initiative by former cricketer Roop K Razdan. The FairGrounds Oval, as it will be known, was inaugurated by Int'l Cricket Council CEO David Richardson on Thursday. Razdan said that he created the ground "for the common man." Razdan: "We have kept the price for using this facility very low, so that everyone can afford to come and play." The ground will also have two turf and three cement practice pitches (GULF NEWS, 9/7). Meanwhile, 25,000 filled the Dubai Int'l Cricket Stadium to watch the second Twenty20 match of the Cool & Cool Cup series between Pakistan and Australia. The match marks the first time all of the seats have been sold out (GULF NEWS, 9/8).
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