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Indoor World Cup Cricket Videos, The Next Big Thing In Dubai
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UAE’s home cricket team might not be that fit to play well in World Cup tournaments. However, Dubai will host the Indoor Cricket World Cup this year. World Cup Cricket Videos in the Indoor format of the game is already at high popularity now. It is being 22 years since the first world cup in indoor cricket was played and Dubai will host it for the first time in England in 1995. In fact, this the maiden entry of the world cup in entire Middle East. The format is now two decades old, but the popularity level of this version is quite limited. In the Dubai version, players from several countries including Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, England, India, and Sri Lanka will participate. Also, Singapore and UAE will participate. The total number of players in the tournament is 400. The figures suggest, Indoor cricket is growing.
The format has different rules than conventional cricket. It is faster and played in 32 overs. Currently, the Test playing nations are catching a new fervor of indoor cricket. Several countries schedule regular tournaments in the format. The World cup in Indoor Cricket is held in a gap of 2 or 3 years. Countries like England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa has been hosting the previous versions of the world cup. 2004 was a big boost for the format. A dedicated federation the Indoor Cricket Federation (WICF) was formed in the year. Its objective was promotion and growth of the format. Presently, there are 10-member nations are associated with WICF.
Indoor Cricket tournaments also gained good popularity in cricket playing countries. There have been many bilateral and tri-lateral matches across the globe. The top participating nations are Australia, New Zealand, England, South Africa and India, along with Sri Lanka, UAE, Singapore, Wales and Sri Lanka. The member nation of the federation created back in 2004 need to conduct tournaments every season and work for the popularity of the format. The member nations are also responsible for the development of the format.
Indoor Cricket needs separate facilities and stadiums different from conventional games. Currently, in Australia there are 90 centers, while in England there are six centers. In Australia, the number of registered Indoor cricketers are 186,000 and in England, it is 4,000. In Australia, Cricket Australia supports the games. In this context, only Malaysia Cricket Association which is like Australia. Indoor Cricket will need more promoters and also a larger audience base. Dubai hosting the World Cup is a boost to its popularity and the game is expected to augment further.
The author is associated with cricketbolo.com, the news portal for
Cricket updates and events.
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