Arab boys are being introduced to cricket in the latest development drive of the Saudi Cricket Centre. A five-week program in Yanbu in western Saudi Arabia has just been completed, with two primary schools the beneficiaries.

The Ibn-e-Sina and Ibn-e-Katheer Primary Schools were trained at Yanbu’s Royal Commission Cricket Ground coached by Abbas Al Nadwi and Saudi U-19 captain Abdullah Khan. Saudi Cricket Centre CEO Nadeem Nadwi reports that “we have about 58 young boys from age 8-14 who have been regularly provided cricket 3 times a week. There are two Saudi PE teachers in both the schools and we have agreed with them to learn more about Cricket to be instrumental in our efforts.”

All pictures from the program have been uploaded on

Saudi Arabia Cricket Profile

Filed April 16th, 2013