Cricket back to Sanaa after a 6-year-absence [Archives:2003/666/Local News]
Sanaa, August 6 – Six years after Sanaa Cricket Game was stopped in 1997, the game returned to Sanaa with more excitement among all teams competing. Five clubs are now reorganizing their teams to start fierce competitions to attain the game's title.
On September 5, a friendly match was played between Pakistan Cricket Club (PCC) and Arabian Cricket Club (ACC) at the Asbahi Ground on Taiz Road in Sanaa. The PCC came out victorious after it had Bat first and did 221 Runs in 20 Overs for lost five wickets. Chasing this big target ACC did 177 Runs in 20 for lost of two wickets. PCC's win over ACC was by 43 Runs. The next match will also be between the two teams on Friday September 10 at the Asbahi Ground on Taiz Road.
A cricket league series is expected to start with five strong teams in the coming days.
The Sanaa Cricket Game was started by foreign expatriates in Yemen including Pakistanis, Indians, British, and Sri Lankans in 1994. But unfortunately it was stopped in 1997 due to the leaving of some of the main organizers.