Oman wins ICC praise as ‘high performing member’


With a host of cricket achievements at the international level in recent years, Oman continues to attract global attention, boosting the government efforts to promote the country as a top tourist destination in the world.

The Sultanate hit the headlines again yesterday after its cricket team beat Nepal by 7 wickets in the opening game of the six-nation Asia Cup Qualifiers also involving UAE, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Nepal.

Having developed top class cricket facilities at its Amerat grassy grounds, Oman Cricket has won ICC trust after it was picked to host ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in November. This will be the first time the country will host a major ICC tournament.

Soon after the Sultanate completed a highly successful hosting of the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy for two eventful days, Oman Cricket has drawn words of encouragement from International Cricket Council, the game’s governing body in the world.