Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: More than 6,800 cricketers are competing in Saudi Arabia’s largest-ever cricket tournament, with matches in 11 cities as part of a national championship, state media reports.

Players from 369 teams representing 15 local cricket associations are taking part in the 11-week National Cricket Championship 2021, which was launched on January 29 and is due to end next month.

Matches in the T20-format competition take place every Friday on 106 pitches around 11 cities — Riyadh, Dammam, Jubail, Jeddah, Madinah, Yanbu, Tabuk, Abha, Jazan, Qassim and Najran.

Jan 20, 2021 17:01
RIYADH: BeIN Sports could soon be back on air in Saudi Arabia after reports that the Qatar-based sportscaster has gained streaming rights throughout the Kingdom.
Nov 06, 2020 11:11
LONDON: The 2021 F1 calendar will feature a brand-new race in Saudi Arabia, with the news that the city of Jeddah will host the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in November 2021.
Sep 29, 2020 16:09
SAUDI ARABIA IS TO HOST a world first $1.5 million prize-fund Ladies European Tour golf week in what promises to be a landmark moment for women’s sport in the autocratic kingdom.
May 01, 2020 18:05
WASHNGTON, DC: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on Wednesday retained Saudi Arabia on its 'Priority Watch List' for a second year running,  while also exceptionally announcing an ‘Out-of-Cycle Review’ into the kingdom for its continued lack of intellectual property protection. 
Apr 29, 2020 17:04
TEHRAN: And then there were four. Iran has joined the race that already has India, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in officially submitting a bid to host the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, the Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday. Iran is preparing to host Asia's top soccer teams in 2027, the Iranian spokesman of the national federation, Amir Mahdi Alavi, was quoted as saying.
Feb 13, 2020 17:02
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia: Majed Al Sorour, chief executive officer of the Saudi Golf Federation and Golf Saudi has given the opening keynote speech of the inaugural Golf Saudi Summit to outline Saudi Arabia’s ambition to become recognised as the most innovative market in the sport within the next ten years.
Dec 13, 2019 17:12
LONDON: The Ladies European Tour, in what it is calling a "ground-breaking agreement", has confirmed its association with the first-ever professional women’s golf event in Saudi Arabia, one of the most gender-segregated countries in the world.  The irony is not to be missed of course but oil money talks. And how!
Nov 01, 2019 00:11
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: Extreme E Thursday named the third of its five race locations, confirming that the Desert leg of the new electric rally championship being developed using electric SUVs, will take place in Saudi Arabia, with a number of potential routes currently being examined.
Oct 30, 2019 16:10
MUMBAI: WWE announced Wednesday at a press conference at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh that the first-ever WWE women’s match in Saudi Arabia will take place Thursday as part of Riyadh Season, which includes more than 100 events over a two-month span featuring world-class entertainment and sports properties.
Oct 09, 2019 17:10
RIYADH: The Diriyah Tennis Cup, the first international tennis tournament to be held in Saudi Arabia, will be held between December 12 to December 14 on the outskirts of Riyadh.