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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

The Cricket Pod: T10 League and UAE T20x are changing the sport for the better, says Chirag Suri

The UAE national team player and IPL draftee talks about how cricket has become a sustainable career given the increasing amount of accessible tournaments

UAE national team batsman Chirag Suri joins Paul Radley for this week's episode of The Cricket Pod. Chris Whiteoak / The National
UAE national team batsman Chirag Suri joins Paul Radley for this week's episode of The Cricket Pod. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Chirag Suri made history last year when he became the first UAE player to be selected to the Indian Premier League. And his career has only taken off since, because he's currently busy with domestic and national-team duties, including the T10 League, which begins in Sharjah this month.

Suri discusses his emergence as an established member of the UAE cricket scene with The National's Paul Radley in this week's episode of The Cricket Pod. What does Suri think of the fast-paced T10 format, and how has his life changed since becoming a full-time cricketer?

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Also in this episode, Paul and Jon Turner discuss the Pakistan-New Zealand ODI series, which met a soggy end this week when the UAE saw rare inclement weather. The country is typically a safe haven for good-weather-seeking cricket clubs and nations, but that was not the case for this particular series.

We also look ahead to the UAE's ongoing bounty of cricket action, including a Test series between the same Pakistan and New Zealand sides, and a bevy of other tournaments.

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