If football is the game of choice for most Sa’udis, then cricket is the favourite for most visitors from the sub-continent.

Drive round Riyadh any Friday morning and you will see impromptu matches being played in many areas – most notably in the large car parking area next to the stadium in Malaz.

There are rumours circulating Riyadh of plans in the pipeline for the creation of a cricket stadium specifically to cater for the needs of the Indians and Pakistanis in particular.


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