Oman Cricket has been praised as a “high performing member” by the International Cricket Council (ICC), as the game continues to grow in the Sultanate.

A first major ICC tournament will be coming to Oman in November as the country hosts the ICC World Cricket League Division Three event.

And the development of cricket in the Sultanate has certainly not gone unnoticed by the game’s governing body.

“Oman Cricket is one of the high performing Associate Members and the ICC have a close-working relationship with them to drive the growth of the game,” an  ICC spokesman told Al Bawaba newspaper.

Oman Cricket’s Al Amerat Cricket Stadium.

“The excellent facilities and hospitality will no doubt ensure that Oman will be a fantastic host of the the ICC World Cricket League Division Three, one of the ICC’s important pathway events in the 50-over format.”
Oman also recently hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, with Pankaj Khimji, Oman’s representative at ICC, describing it as the “crowning glory for Oman’s Cricket journey that spans well over four decades”.

The ICC spokesperson added: “Oman Cricket submitted an impressive proposal for the Trophy Tour which included visits to historical Omani landmarks, engaging with the cricket community at a reception at their impressive cricket grounds in Muscat and connecting with fans.

“The wide range of activity helped the people of Oman connect with the ICC Cricket World Cup and we would like to thank Oman Cricket for all their hard work to date.”