Project Description

ICC Academy Warrior T20 Tournament

The ICC Academy invites your school or academy to take part in the inaugural ICC Academy Warrior T20, all played at the ICC’s World Class facility in Dubai – test your skills where the world’s best develop theirs, including ICC World Twenty20 winners West Indies.

02 APRIL – 09 APRIL 2017


  • 8 international teams to participate
  • Age group 14 – 18 years
  • Twenty20 tournament played over 6 days
  • 1 group round stage; 2 pools of 4; top teams qualify for Trophy Finals, 2 tier qualify for plate finals
  • Teams train twice during the tournament at ICC Academy



  • 7 nights’ accommodation in Dubai including breakfast, tourism fee and tax
  • Minimum 4 games per team
  • Two training sessions at ICC Academy on turf wickets including a Master Class session with the ICC Academy’s coaching staff. On training days you will have access to two turf wickets, an astro turf wicket with bowling machine and an outfield for fielding practice (or portion thereof). Training Sessions will last for two hours. There will of course be changing facilities and showers available.
  • Includes food such as wraps, sandwiches, fruit and water etc from the ICC Academy Grab and Go menu.
  • A hot buffet will be provided on match days along with salads, fruits, desserts and plenty of water.
  • Match balls provided
  • Return airport transfers with meet and greet service
  • Return transfers to the ICC Academy for matches and training
  • Services of ICC Academy’s operations team
  • Optional excursions can be arranged




Click here to view the ICC Academy facilities.

Accommodation Options:

The hotel is conveniently located on Sheikh Zayed Road, close to Dubai Internet City Metro Station, and minutes away from Mall of the Emirates, Palm Jumeirah, Media City & Knowledge Village. It features swimming pool, free WiFi and panoramic views of Dubai and Palm Jumeirah.

The apartment hotel is an addition to the famous Gloria Hotel connected by a bridge. It is ideal for families on leisure as all apartments have Hotel’s spacious suites include elegant furnishings and a separate lounge area with flat-screen TV. Each apartment has a balcony and a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and a refrigerator.

Guests can enjoy a wide array of cuisines at Yassat Gloria. Tecom is a great choice for travellers interested in nightlife, business and beach. The hotel is a 5-minute drive from the Emirates Golf Club, and 10 minutes from the Dubai Marina Mall and Mall of the Emirates. The hotel is a 30-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.

The Apartments, World Trade Centre allow you to enjoy real space and freedom that a hotel room simply cannot match. Yet your stay comes with everything you would expect from a hotel.

These fully furnished and spacious hotel apartments are available in 4 different unit types and in 3 separate apartment blocks, ranging from studios to 3 bedroom apartments.

They are all fully furnished and serviced for your comfort and convenience. Expat Sport has an allocation of large two bedroom apartments, making this an ideal choice for groups.

Rooms have WiFi Internet connection and consist of bedroom area, separate living room, separate fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with bath-tub facility, safe deposit box, iron and coffee and tea set.

Mineral water delivered daily Facilities at The Club include swimming pool with pool bar, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, tennis court and Gym.

Situated at the World Trade Centre The Apartments are close to the Mcgettigan’s Irish bar and the famous Fibbers bar. There are several restaurants in the area and Bur Dubai is a short cab ride away.

GHAYA GRAND HOTEL is located at the International Media Production Zone-Part of TECOM Free Zone and next to the Sport City & Jumeirah Golf Estates.  We offer our guests outstanding service with quality standards in a 5-star deluxe hotel. Moreover, the true soul of GHAYA GRAND is its innovative concept, which ensures that each stay at GHAYA GRAND Hotel is an extraordinary experience.

The hotel offers a 24- hour Front Desk, Free Wi-Fi, Multilingual Staff, Concierge, Limousine Service, Luggage Room, Laundry, Live Entertainment, Valet Services, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Tour Desk, Beauty Salon( Males & Female ), 11 Gift/Souvenir Shops .

Dining is a pleasure at the Ghaya Grand hotel.  With a 24-hour room service and 2 restaurants and lounges, you may dine at your own preference from the wide selection of food offered from the different outlets at your convenience.

The DELUXE hotel Apartments offers a range of accommodation solutions for guests including, Studio, One- and Two-bedroom apartments of 420 units.  Ideal for both short- and long-term stays.  Each private apartment has been designed to suit our guests’ needs.  The apartments are appointed with a range of efficient features:  fully equipped kitchen, laundry, and comfortable living area.

The ICC Academy and Expat Sport are pleased to announce the launch of the first ever ICC Academy Warrior T20 Tournament, featuring junior cricket teams from around the world. The week long event will be staged at the ICC Academy from the 2nd to 9th April 2017 and is aimed at young cricketers aged between 14 and 18.

Teams compete for both a Plate and Trophy final berth. During the week, each team will experience the thrill of playing and training on the same surfaces and facilities used by some of the world’s best players, as well as playing and training under floodlights. With the massive success of T20 cricket globally, each team can be assured that the tournament will offer them a truly ‘professional’ experience.

Entry includes a minimum of 4 fixtures, 2 training sessions including a Master Class with the expert team at ICC Academy and 4 star accommodation in spacious two bedroom apartments, with breakfast. Food and drink will be provided for teams on training and match days and all transfers to/from the ICC Academy are provided along with return airport transfers. The Expat Sport team will meet your group on arrival and our tour managers will assist you throughout the week.

ICC Academy Manager, Will Kitchen commented, “Year round, we host some of the best players and teams in the world at ICC Academy. When teams travel to us we know they love the venue and service, but the most important aspect is that they recognise what we have to offer here is truly world class, which in turn enables them to develop world class skills. We want to offer this same experience and service to school and junior academy cricket teams. Having played host to the 2014 IPL and ICC World Twenty20 winners West Indies, the ICC Academy can claim to be the perfect venue to host a Twenty20 tournament.”

“We want to establish the ICC Academy Warrior T20 as a permanent fixture on the school and youth academies sport map globally, whilst our ambition for year one is modest, with places strictly limited, we would like to grow the event year on year to ensure all interested schools and academies have a chance to compete. Each team will experience what it feels like to travel abroad and be treated like a professional player, whilst enjoying the wonderful climate of Dubai; I’m certain it will be an incredible week for all concerned.”

The tournament is being run in association with the regions leading Sports tour operator Expat Sport, ensuring that both on and off the field, each team can be assured of a thoroughly professional experience.

For any specific questions related to this incredible opportunity, feel free to email


Here are several exciting optional excursions available in Dubai, but Expat Sport recommends Wild Wadi Water Park and a Desert Safari for school tours. Both of these excursions have proven very popular with our school groups in the past. A member of Expat Sport’s team will escort your group to Wild Wadi and also be on hand to assist your departure for the Desert Safari. A brief description of each excursion is provided below and for further details on these and other excursions please contact a member of our team.

Wild Wadi Water Park

(Approx AED 275 pp incl. private return transfers)

An unforgettable time awaits you at the region’s most advanced water theme park situated betweenwild wadi Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Take yourself on a spine-tingling adventure on some of the most exciting rides in the world and effortlessly move from ride to ride without having to leave the cool, clear water.

Experience the Tunnel of Doom that takes you twisting and turning though underground tunnels before you emerge into the lazy river.

For a real adrenaline rush do not miss the Jumeirah Sceirah the tallest and fastest speed slide in the Middle East, where the fearlessplunge 27 metres with a sense of weightlessness, and reach speeds of up to 80 kilometres and hour. Or try your surfing skills on the

Wipeout and Riptide Flowriders and see if you are one of the few who can tame
the waves.

However if an adrenaline rush is not what you are looking for, Wild Wadi Water Park also offers a large wave pool, a lazy river, and many sunbed facilities for relaxation and quiet enjoyment. Suitable for individuals or up to large sized groups

Desert Safari

(Approx AED 195 pp incl. hotel pick up)

This adventure starts with a thrilling and unforgettable early morning or late afternoondesert safaridrive through some of the highest and most challenging sand dunes in the UAE in one of our 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers driven by highly experienced English speaking drivers.

After a spot of adrenalin-filled dune bashing, you can try “sandboarding” and then visit a camel-breeding farm for camel rides,as well as stops for photo opportunities at the more spectacular dunes.

Then on the afternoon safaris watch the sun sink slowly into the magnificent rolling dunes of the desert.

Suitable for individuals or up to very large groups

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