2015 Review: Leagues and Tournaments
ICC Academy Tournaments, indoor and outdoor, capped off an excellent 2015, as participation numbers hit the roof.
Over 4000 cricketers from 263 teams featured in the 11 Indoor tournaments held at the state of the art indoor arena in Dubai Sports City. While 8 of those were hosted by the academy itself, the indoor centre was also part of the Sprite Cricket Stars in 2015.
Out of the 6 Gold Division titles on offer, the silverware was split even amongst Danube Lions, Pacific Ventures and Oxford Marines. Al Futtaim and Coca Cola topped Sliver and Bronze divisions respectively, winning two titles each in 2015.
Away from indoor cricket, the ICC Academy hosted 2 outdoor T20 tournaments in 2015. The Arabian Cricket League, a tournament featuring the “A” teams in the region , was won by Danube Lions, overcoming stiff competition from a league comprising of 8 teams. Over in the “B” League, Team SkyBridge edged Al Naboodah Insurance to clinch the championship.
In addition to this, ICC Academy played home to the group stages Sprite Cricket Stars featuring 365 labourers, with the tournament concluding at the Zayed Sports Stadium, Abu Dhabi.