In what may be interesting news for cricket fans planning holidays to Dubai, a new cricket stadium is to be built in Dubai Sports City (DSC), it has emerged.

In what may be interesting news for cricket fans planning holidays to Dubai, a new cricket stadium is to be built in Dubai Sports City (DSC), it has emerged.

The state-of-the-art stadium will be lit up by over 350 floodlights, known as the ring of fire, creating ideal conditions for playing the sport.

Macky Dudhia, general manager for sports business at DSC, said the ring of fire should add to the atmosphere within the stadium.

“The ring of fire will allow cricket to be played during the cooler evenings and [will] replicate natural daylight,” he commented.

This new stadium will be part of a larger complex which will also include a new building for the International Cricket Council (ICC), a global cricket academy and two new oval grounds.

It was announced in 2005 that the ICC, the cricket world’s governing body, was to relocate to Dubai after 96 years in the UK in order to benefit from tax breaks in the city.

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