After the emphatic 116 run win over league leaders Zabeel Mammoths in Friday’s League of Mammoths game (read the match report) at The Sevens, Zabeel Mammoths submitted a complaint to Dubai Cricket Council (DCC) that Dubai Exiles Cricket Club has too many cricketers in its League of Mammoths squad.
Under the rules for the DCC’s League of Mammoths each club is allowed 20 players to represent one team in the tournament which have to be submitted to Dubai Cricket Council. Further players require DCC approval / permits.
Siddhant ‘Sid’ Jhurani had a magnificent game scoring 107 runs off just 60 balls. ‘Sid’ is registered to play League of Mammoths cricket and has been with Exiles Cricket Club since 2016
Hamza Shujaat posted his best ever bowling figures, 5 overs, 27 runs and 5 wickets. Hamza is also registered to play League of Mammoths cricket and has also been with Exiles Cricket Club since it began in 2016
Despite protestations that several Exiles CC players were effected by Covid and unavailable to play, the complaint from Zabeel Mammoths has been upheld by Dubai Cricket Council and as a consequence 6 points deducted from Dubai Exiles Cricket Club.
Hamza Shujaat obliterates the stumps again
Vikram Nayak scored 65 runs, Vikram has also been with the club for several years
Dubai Exiles Cricket Club has fallen foul of its own success this season. The club is intent on ensuring that members get every opportunity to play and enjoy cricket in Dubai and the UAE.
At the end of the 2019-20 cricket season Dubai Exiles Cricket Club had two senior sides that competed in the Dubai Super League and The Sevens Cricket League. This season, despite the Covid pandemic, membership has increased, and the club now has 5 senior sides playing competitive cricket in Dubai, Ajman and Sharjah every week.
Where we are obviously disappointed, we accept the ruling of Dubai Cricket Council.
You can read about Dubai Exiles Cricket Club‘s dramatic, last ball, tied game with Zabeel Mammoths in December 2020 here.