Cricket in Saudi Arabia, where football is the dominant game

The government of Saudi Arabia has arranged a cricket tournament for all the teams in the Kingdom under the supervision of Jubail Cricket Association.

Jubail Cricket Association is looking after all the arrangements for the tournament. Twenty eight teams have participated in the tournament.

Most of the players in these teams are foreigners. These players are doing their jobs in Saudi Arabia and also playing cricket.

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It is to be mentioned here that The Saudi Arabia National Cricket Team is the team that represents the country of Saudi Arabia in international cricket. The Team is organized by the Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2003 and associate member in 2016. Saudi Arabia made its international debut at the 2004 ACC Trophy in Malaysia, and has since played regularly in Asian Cricket Council (ACC) tournaments. After finishing second in the 2014 ACC Elite League, the team qualified for the World Cricket League for the first time. Saudi Arabia was due to compete in the 2015 Division Six event, but members of the team were denied visas by the host country, forcing the team to withdraw.

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