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    May 7, 2018 6:05 PM PDT

    UAE cricket took a significant step towards full professionalism, with the Emirates Cricket Board granting two-year central contracts to eight of its players. Cheap Air Max 98 White . A further four players, including captain Amjad Javed and vice-captain Shaiman Anwar, have been given annual, part-time retainers, but will continue with their day jobs.The eight centrally contracted players include a number of young, promising players, with only Rohan Mustafa and Mohammad Shahzad having a significant amount of experience.For the first time in the UAE, we will have professional contracts, Emirates Cricket Board member Zayed Abbas told the National. We are proud to say that, from today onwards, we are professional.UAE have notched up notable successes in the past few years. Their runner-up finish in the Cricket World Cup Qualifier in January-February 2014 resulted in them qualifying for the 2015 World Cup and attaining ODI status. They also qualified - ahead of Afghanistan - for the Asia Cup earlier this year. These achievements have raised the profile of UAE cricket and unlocked the income that has made the move towards professionalism possible.It will definitely enhance their performances, UAE chief selector Waleed Bukhatir said. Being full-time cricketers from morning to evening, they will be performing better and giving more to the ECB [Emirates Cricket Board], as opposed to being employed somewhere else and then coming in the evening and playing.Bukhatir alluded to the possibility of the ICC reducing funding in future if, for example, UAE were to lose its ODI status, but insisted that the move towards professional contracts would withstand such eventualities.We need to work with the resources that are available to the ECB, Bukhatir said. We do realise there is support that might not be there if the team doesnt perform. But we want to be optimistic. We were realistic in deciding on this programme. 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Thats technically true -- its slightly less than 8 hours. He told his players that their game at Wembley Stadium will be no different than if they were playing in the aisles of a local grocery store.I think Marvin said earlier today that whether were playing at Krogers or were playing in here or playing over there, we cant lose the task at hand and thats beating the Redskins, running back Jeremy Hill said.Lewis avoid-the-obvious comments show how much hes concerned that the Bengals (3-4) could get knocked out of whack by the franchises first trip to London. They play Washington (4-3) on Sunday in a game they desperately need to win.The defending AFC North champions got flattened in Dallas and New England before beating winless Cleveland 31-17 at home last week. Theyre only one game behind division-leading Pittsburgh, which is missing injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.A win over the team coached by former Bengals coordinator Jay Gruden would leave Cincinnati in the middle of the chase heading into its bye week. A loss would send the Bengals into their bye with more of that unsettled feeling theyve had this season.Its huge, which is why (Lewis) is trying to make this as much of a home game, as much of our normal schedule as possible, tight end C.J. Uzomah said. Its a huge week for us.The Bengals fly to London after practice Thursday. Their only soak-up-the-moment event will be a reception at the Tower Bridge on Friday night. Players will have a few free hours as well. Otherwise, its all abouut football. Cheap Air Max 98 Black. 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