USA’s first-ever official Twenty20 International matches against the United Arab Emirates will be live streamed this weekend in conjunction with USA Cricket’s strategic partner CricClubs. Every ball of the two match Twenty20 International Series at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai on Friday March 15 and Saturday March 16 will be broadcast live on YouTube.
Both games will be live streamed with a multi-camera broadcast, replays of key moments, commentary and the CricClubs scoring graphics. Fans will be able to tune into the broadcast for free via the USA Cricket YouTube channel or the USA Cricket Match Center on the official USA Cricket website.
USA Cricket and the Emirates Cricket Board can also confirm the full schedule of matches for the remainder of the tour of the UAE. Team USA and UAE will face off in three 50 Overs clashes, and a further three 50 Overs matches between a UAE XI and Team USA.
USA will also play a game against county side, Lancashire, on Tuesday 19th March at the ICC Academy in a 50 Overs match.
Team USA arrived in Dubai this week for the action-packed tour of the UAE that is serving as perfect preparation with the USA squad continuing its preparations for the crucial ICC World Cricket League Division 2 (WCL2) tournament which will be held in Namibia in April. The WCL2 tournament will feature six countries, with the top four finishers gaining One Day International status and progressing to ICC World Cricket Cup League 2 that commences in July 2019, and will feature a league of 36 One Day International matches for each team over 2 years as part of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifying structure.
USA Project Manager, Eric Parthen, is delighted to be able to help bring the fans all the action from the USA’s historic first Twenty20 Internationals. “We are incredibly grateful to our strategic partners, CricClubs, in enabling this innovative coverage to happen for these historic first T20Is for Team USA. We are also very thankful to our hosts at the Emirates Cricket Board without whom this wouldn’t have been possible, as well as the team at the ICC Academy and Dubai Sports City. I’m looking forward to getting the eyes of cricket fans all over America and indeed worldwide on these two great matches.”
The complete fixture schedule and Team USA travelling squad is below.
Team USA schedule:
March 15 – USA v UAE (2pm) – T20I – ICC Academy Oval 1, Dubai
March 16 – USA v UAE (2pm) – T20I – ICC Academy Oval 1, Dubai
March 18 – USA v UAE (10am) – 50 Overs – ICC Academy Oval 1, Dubai
March 19 – USA v Lancashire (10am) – 50 Overs – ICC Academy Oval 1, Dubai
March 21 – USA v UAE XI (10am) – 50 Overs – Sevens Cricket Ground, Dubai
March 22 – USA v UAE XI (10am) – 50 Overs – Sevens Cricket Ground, Dubai
March 24 – USA v UAE XI (10am) – 50 Overs – Sevens Cricket Ground, Dubai
March 25 – USA v UAE (10am) – 50 Overs – Sevens Cricket Ground, Dubai
March 28 – USA v UAE (10am) – 50 Overs – Sevens Cricket Ground, Dubai
Team USA squad:
Saurabh Netravalkar (C) (Marin 1, Northern California Cricket Association)
Elmore Hutchinson (Caribbean CC, Southern California Cricket Association)
Aaron Jones (Atlantis Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)
Nosthush Kenjige (Atlantis Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)
Muhammad Ali Khan (Ohio All Stars, Unity Cup)
Jan Nisar-Khan (Smartchoice Sports Club, Houston Cricket League)
Jaskaran Malhotra (Triggers Cricket Club, Houston Cricket League)
Xavier Marshall (Villagers Athletic Sports Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)
Monank Patel (Freedom Cricket Club, Cricket League of New Jersey)
Timil Patel (Vijayta CC, Southern California Cricket Association)
Roy Silva (Covington Conyers, Atlanta GA Cricket Conference)
Jasdeep Singh (Smashers Cricket Club, Cricket League of New Jersey)
Steven Taylor (Sheffield Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)
Hayden Walsh Jr (Atlantis Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)