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Taja cricket, the country’s premier cricket league, is looking for a new owner after the end of its current five-year existence.
The game, which is played by over 12,000 men, has been plagued by a number of issues in recent years, including the resignation of owner Peter Mihailovich, the death of captain Jodie Anderson and a recent corruption scandal involving players.
But the league will continue to compete in its current form with an announcement likely to come on Monday, but only if the governing body, the World Cricket Council, can be convinced to renew the contract of the league’s current owners.
“There’s been a lot of turmoil around the league in recent times and I’m looking forward to it to bring more stability to the league,” Taja president Zoran Bekic said in an interview with Fox Sports.
“The World Cricket council is not in a position to make a decision on that.
We’ll see what they do.”
Bekič said the council would only decide if Taja had a suitable replacement, and if so, that would take several months to work out.
“We are talking to different people but I think that’s the only realistic thing we can do,” he said.
“In the meantime, we’ll continue playing until we have an answer.”
Taja has been playing cricket in Tazio, Italy since 1996, and it has been a success.
“I think that we’ve had good players come from around the world, who are all able to work and get on with their lives, and this league is the perfect environment to have them succeed,” Bekici said.
Taja will play its final two matches on Friday against a team from the United Arab Emirates.
The two sides will play the final game of the season in Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s capital, on Sunday.
Tazia has also played three other matches in Dubai, which hosts the World Cup in 2022.
Tajas last league match, in Abuja in January, was played on the pitch, which meant the players and spectators had to walk from the ground to the field.
Taziya, which has been in the Taziacs league since the start of the year, was founded by Bekibik Cikdali, a Tazian and a former captain of Tazica, Tazsana and Tazik.
“It was the only way we could make it,” Taziyya’s Cikadik Cisicicic said of the transition to a more traditional game.
Taviya will play in its first ever tournament in the UAE, with an invitation from the UAE Cricket Board to the opening game of their championship, scheduled for August.
The team will face two teams from the Gulf Cooperation Council, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, who will also be in the tournament.
Tadiya’s captain, Taziyi, said the move was part of a bigger plan to increase the number of Taziys players from the region.
“This is our way of showing our commitment to the region and to Tazios cricket team,” Tadiyya coach Cisicsicic told the Taziye website.
“A new team was created and it’s a huge challenge for us to be the first in our country.”
The UAE’s domestic league, Taji, is a part of the Tafakkale, an umbrella group for domestic cricket teams, that includes Taziale, Taze and Taziyan.
The Tafazkale has played three games in the past two years and is currently ranked fourth in the world by ICC rankings.
“For Taziya, this is a dream come true and we are very excited,” Tamiyya president Bekiric said.