European Cricket Network

Launch of the Inaugural Women's European Cricket Championship at Cartama Oval, Malaga, Spain

Europe is set to witness a historic moment in the world of sports as we eagerly announce the commencement of the first-ever Women's European Cricket Championship (ECC-W). This groundbreaking event is scheduled to unfold at the picturesque Cartama Oval, Malaga, Spain, from Sunday, December 17, 2023, to Friday, December 22, 2023.

1 November, Malaga, Spain

Five prominent women's national teams will grace the championship for its inaugural edition – hosts Spain, Netherlands, France, Italy, and Austria. This championship not only aims to celebrate the passion and skills of women cricketers but also seeks to blaze a trail for the future of women’s cricket in Europe.

Expressing his immense enthusiasm for the upcoming event, ECN Founder, Daniel Weston said, “It's a monumental occasion for us and for European cricket as a whole. The launch of the ECC-W represents not just a tournament, but a vision, a hope, and an aspiration for countless young women across Europe. We are on the brink of witnessing history, and the excitement for this first-of-its-kind event is set to galvanize the development of the women's game across the continent.”

We are immensely grateful for the support and sanctioning by the ICC. Furthermore, a heartfelt acknowledgment is extended to John Howden from Cricket Espana for his unwavering support and for making this event possible as the hosting Federation.

Speaking about the ECC-W, CEO, Roger Feiner expressed, “This isn't just a championship; it's a revolution. The future in sport is female. The very first European Championship for Women is just the beginning. We would like to motivate all women in Europe to aim for more and to see a chance for playing in proper national leagues and representing its country at the ECC-W soon.”

The ECC-W promises six days of exhilarating cricketing action with four matches scheduled each day. To make this occasion even more memorable, entry will be free for all enthusiasts wishing to witness history in the making at the Cartama Oval this December.

The Women's European Cricket Championship is more than just a game; it's a celebration, a legacy, and a promise to the future. Let's come together and be a part of this historic moment!

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