Are constant work schedules affecting players physical fitness?
Yes. it is hard for the cricketers to find time for physical training. We have the facilities and also a physical trainer. Are there enough local tournaments or is it getting too expensive to host events? The four regional councils of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman conduct over 40 tournaments each year where 1,800 games are played in the domestic season. There are limitations in sponsorship, but then, sponsors are also looking in terms of returns. We do not have television support and smaller tournaments do not attract sponsorship, so it’s always a struggle to meet tournament costs. So what are we lacking when compared with established cricketing nations? We do have a first-class infrastructure as far as the turf grounds and stadiums are concerned. What we need is more turf ovals and grass grounds so that players get the opportunity to play on turf wickets. Why is that more Emiratis are not taking up the sport? The numbers are growing when compared with earlier years. With the adv