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    waste of stadiums in abu dhabi and sharjah

    seriously they have two of the biggest and one on abu dhabi the most modern stadium in the world, yet no international tours are happening there lol what a waste of money, UAE sure wastes lots of money on building things

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    Quote Originally Posted by dass View Post
    seriously they have two of the biggest and one on abu dhabi the most modern stadium in the world, yet no international tours are happening there lol what a waste of money, UAE sure wastes lots of money on building things
    Why not? once the Oil runs out they wont have much to spend on anything so why not make the most of it while its there

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    Abu Dhabi has 250 years of oil left plus the world's fifth largest reserves of natural gas - the cost of a stadium was literally less than an hour's revenue and was a "gift" from the ruler to workers from the sub-continent that make up 25% of the population (they asked for a pitch, he gave them a 25000 seater)

    Seriously, they hold tournaments there every year (India, Pakistan, etc, A teams) and most are telecast.

    Headquarters of ICC is now in Dubai where they are also building state of the art facilities

    Do not be surprised if, say, Champions Trophy finds a permanent home in UAE

    Oil money talks

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    Reminds me of the freeway that goes up a mountain in the UAE, but theres nothing at the top, just a car park and a sweet shop
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Reminds me of the freeway that goes up a mountain in the UAE, but theres nothing at the top, just a car park and a sweet shop
    There are quite a few of those actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    There are quite a few of those actually.
    What? u serious? surely they can find better things to do with that money....give more to charity rather than spending it on stuff like that! Agree?

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    sharjah use to be good back in the 80's but now its just a dead stadium, i pass by it almost everyday from work, its looks like a ghost stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Abu Dhabi has 250 years of oil left plus the world's fifth largest reserves of natural gas - the cost of a stadium was literally less than an hour's revenue and was a "gift" from the ruler to workers from the sub-continent that make up 25% of the population (they asked for a pitch, he gave them a 25000 seater)

    Seriously, they hold tournaments there every year (India, Pakistan, etc, A teams) and most are telecast.

    Headquarters of ICC is now in Dubai where they are also building state of the art facilities

    Do not be surprised if, say, Champions Trophy finds a permanent home in UAE

    Oil money talks
    true, but really did Abu dhabi need a 25000 seater stadium, i mean even when rivals india and pakistan are playing, more then half the stadium is empty. Abu Dhabi's population is only around 500,000 and even Dubai has just crossed a 1 million mark recently

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    They can have tournaments like 20 over cup and maybe Junior Wc staged over there, those stadiums can still be utilized in some way.

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    I would think it is a perfect place to stage some adhoc Twenty20 tournaments??


    Also, I like the idea of an A team tri series or quadrangular there every year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Reminds me of the freeway that goes up a mountain in the UAE, but theres nothing at the top, just a car park and a sweet shop
    From what I've seen of Qatar on TV I'm amazed there are any hills in the that partof the world.
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