Zurich Cricket Sixes 2020

The second edition – bigger and better

Zurich Cricket 6s is back this year and promises to be more spectacular.

Andre Russell

Here is your chance to meet celebrity cricketer, Andre Russell!

One of the most popular and explosive T20 players in the world, the West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell will join us at the Zurich Cricket 6s to catch some of the exciting cricketing action. He recently created a record by being the fastest to reach 400 sixes in T20s. He will be there from 3pm-6pm interacting with the crowd, enjoying the cricket and handing out the prizes to the winning teams. So be sure to bring your family and friends for a chance to see Andre Russell in the flesh.

Stay tuned on our Instagram and Facebook pages @ZurichMiddleEast to participate in our social media contest for a chance to meet with Andre Russell and win a signed West Indies jersey.

We will have 16 teams returning to the prestigious Emirates 6s stadium ready to clash in an explosive game of sixes and push their game up a notch.

Fly Emirates were crowned champions last time when they emerged victorious in an intensely fought finale against ADCB. While they look to secure a second win, other teams and newcomers will look to steal their championship crown and their bragging rights for the next year.

What else is happening?

Cricket coaching for kids

We’re passionate about supporting young talent realise their potential and this is no different when it comes to cricket. Coach Mohsin from BCA coach will run two coaching sessions for kids from ages 6 to 15. First session will be from 10am-11.30am and second one from 2pm-4.30pm. These sessions will be run by specialist coaches and cover all cricket related activities ranging from fitness to fielding to power hitting. Andre Russell will join the second session briefly to interact with the kids, give them tips and award top 3 best trainees of the day.

Bouncy castles, face painting and crazy cricket

There are plenty of fun activities for the kids such as face painting, bouncy castles and we will see a return of the ever-popular crazy cricket pitch due to popular demand. Enjoy a range of delectable F&B options when you’re there…

The First Innings

In 2018, we launched our Zurich Cricket Sixes Tournament, a corporate sporting event designed to bring together teams of professionals across different corporate sectors in an exciting competition. . The first of its kind here in the Middle East, our tournament is based on a fast paced and exciting format encouraging intense, quick-scoring games to delight and entertain cricketing enthusiasts. It’s made for a spectacular day of viewing!

Even though all teams proved to be worthy opponents, the Fly Emirates team were crowned tournament winners by international spin sensation and our special guest, Ravichandra Ashwin.

Watch all the action from the 2018 Zurich Cricket Sixes in our highlights.

Zurich Pace Lab

Started in 2019, the cricket Zurich Pace Lab was launched as an initiative to nurture young cricketing talent in the UAE. We gave 40 young fast bowlers across the country a once in a lifetime opportunity to get an exclusive all-day pass to train with one of the best fast-bowling coaches in the world – Steffan Jones.

Steffan was the Bowling coach of the former IPL champions Rajasthan Royals in 2019. With over 20 years of cricketing experience, Steffan believes in a multi-disciplinary approach and is an expert in bio-mechanics. His unique training methods focus on the player’s physical, tactical and technical aspects.

During this Pace Lab on Friday 26th July 2019, Steffan profiled and assessed each player’s strengths and weaknesses. He then proceeded to conduct a number of training exercises throughout the day focusing on the approach, jump and throw aspects of fast bowling. Working with each participant on skill and stability exercises as well as with weighted and medicine ball techniques, Steffan helped these aspiring fast bowlers to pick up the pace in their game. At the end of the Pace Labs, Steffan ran a competition to determine and then crown the 2019 Zurich Fast Bowler of the Year, one boy and one girl.

Stayed tuned on our social channels Instagram and Facebook for information on upcoming Zurich Pace Labs.

Some expert advice and tips provided by Steffan Jones on various aspects of fast bowling to young, aspiring bowlers:

The Approach (Part 1)

The Approach (Part 2)

Warming up


The Swing

The Magnus Effect

The Delivery

Bowling Action

A game of spins and swings

With over 2.5 billion fans across the globe, cricket is a passionate game of strategy, intensity and endurance that is ever-increasing in popularity.

Encouraging mental and physical prowess - that are essential to help you be ready for life - we are proud to support the second most popular sport in the world.

Our inaugural Cricket Pace Lab was an exciting program for youngsters aspiring to become the next fast bowling sensations and just first in a log series of cricket workshops coming your way.

Our increasingly popular annual corporate tournament Zurich Cricket Sixes brings together the best teams in the region for a day of hyper competitive cricketing action.