The National Schools League – Cricket, is designed to raise the standard of hardball cricket across the UAE with a longterm plan to integrate an Emirati development program. Now in its 3rd Season with two age groups currently in play, the U14 and U17, our goal is to imbue players with the spirit of competition by arranging for them to play in a league format, at international standard grounds. We believe that such experience is what will drive the younger generations forward in terms of sporting achievements, learning the importance of teamwork and the invaluable lesson of sportsmanship.
Following an IPL format of round-robin group stages leading into several knockout stages, all teams will have the opportunity to play at least 3 matches with the U14 groups playing 15 overs per match and U17 playing 20 overs per match. With the league showing success in the first year of operation, the number of teams is forecast to expand rapidly over time. This expansion will heighten the level of competition as teams vie for the top spot, in turn improving the standard of play.