Qatar is not known for its cricket - be it hosting or participating.
But with a cricket-starved population, the State is now looking to bring the sport to the region and hold major events.
Doha recently held two women's cricket events - the ODI tournament won by South Africa with Pakistan taking the T20 honours - and the plans don't stop there.
The organisers want to bring the men's sides to Doha. Robin Adams reports from the West End International Cricket Stadium in Doha...