The Saudi Cricket Centre has translated the Laws of Cricket into Arabic. “We translated the laws of cricket into Arabic mainly to spread awareness about the game. Today we have many Saudis playing at the different age groups,” says the Saudi Cricket Centre Chief Executive Officer Nadeem Nadwi . The intention is to distribute the Laws to Saudi schools. “We realised that once we spread the information about the game, then it will be easier for us to attract them (youngsters).”

Final proofing is being done at the moment, prior to submission to the ACC and MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) for verification in a few weeks’ time. The Arabic Laws will join the versions in Urdu, Bengali and Mandarin on the ACC website. The Arabic Laws will have an impact throughout the Gulf countries.

Country Profile: Saudi Arabia

Filed July 11, 2008