Mazhar Khan, Administrator of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), has been honoured with the Lifetime Service Award for his “exceptional performance and service” to the game of cricket in the UAE at the ICC Development Programme Annual Awards 2010 (Asia Region).
“It feels great when you get recognition for your work. I am, indeed, indebted to the Asian Cricket Council for the honour bestowed on me. The award is a tribute to all those involved in developing cricket in the UAE. After all cricket is a team game,” said Mazhar, who as an administrator of the ECB has been involved in arranging UAE national team tours abroad at senior and junior level tournaments and events conducted by ICC and Asian Cricket Council.
“The game of cricket has benefitted immensely from the UAE’s vision, creativity and expertise. The credit goes to a dedicated team, led by Abdulrahman Bukhatir, for realising UAE’s vision,” said Mazhar, who also thanked the ECB Board and all his friends in the UAE and abroad for their support and encouragement.
The ICC Development Programme Awards were established to recognise exceptional performance and service to the game of cricket in all Associate and Affiliate member countries, and aims to recognise these contributions among all levels of cricket development in Asian region.
Having been at the helm of affairs of the Emirates Cricket Board since June 1996 as its Administrator, Mazhar Khan has seen his board evolve into a major player in the organisation of the game not just in the region, but the entire continent.
This ‘Lifetime Award’ to Mazhar Khan is an award to the rising popularity of the game in the UAE.
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