Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 15 October 2019

How Pakistan and UAE helped to grow the game together since 2008: The Cricket Pod

In the final episode before a short summer break, we look at the past season – and a glorious decade for cricket in the country

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In this final episode of The Cricket Pod before taking a summer break, we look back at the remarkable season that 2018/19 was for fans in the UAE.

What has been the secret of the T10 League's success, and can it change the way the game is played? How has the UAE national team's season been, and what is in store for them – and other Associate Nations – in 2019/20?

Host Chitrabhanu Kadalayil talks to long-time colleagues – sports editor Graham Caygill and sports writer Paul Radley – about what stood out for them over the past year and what they expect in the immediate future.

Also this week:

  • Kadalayil, Caygill and Radley pick out their favourite memories watching and covering this beautiful game during their decade-long stints at The National.
  • Caygill talks about how Pakistan have built their game with a little help from the UAE.
  • We also hear from regular contributors – former Cricket Hong Kong CEO Tim Cutler and CricBuzz writer Kritika Naidu – on their takeaways from the previous season and wishlists for the future.
Over the years, the UAE has attracted some of the best teams and competitions to the country. Ravindranath K / The National
Over the years, the UAE has attracted some of the best teams and competitions to the country. Ravindranath K / The National

Updated: August 6, 2019 08:06 AM

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