2013 saw the inaugural Sport Arabia Women’s U-19 ARCH trophy take place in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
This event, which is planned to run annually, forms part of the Arabian Challenge (ARCH) series of cricket tournaments and is an MCC Spirit of Cricket event.
Top quality women's sides from counties and associate nations were invited to take part in a week long festival of cricket across the UAE with the finals taking place on the 23rd of February 2013. The perfect cricketing weather, high class opposition and top quality facilities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi gave the teams a great experience.
With good quality hotels, a safe environment and many options for entertainment away from the cricket we expect this tournament to be a feature of the women’s cricket calendar for years to come. Sport Arabia are working closely with the MCC, the ECB and Association of Cricket Officials (ACO) so teams can be assured that the tournament is run to the highest standards.
Congratulations to the MCC who beat Sussex in the final