Broadcast to a worldwide audience, the European Cricket Championship - ECC21 - is a month-long national team tournament including representative sides from England and the Netherlands. Featuring almost 100 games in September and October, 15 national teams will contest the inaugural 2021 edition. The competition will be intense for the European Cricket Championship crown at the picturesque Cartama Cricket Oval, Malaga, Spain.
Starting on Monday 13 September, with the hosts Spain facing Belgium at the stunning Cartama Oval, surrounded by the backdrop of the Malaga mountains. Due to the fabulous Mediterranean climate, cricket can be played all year-round on the Costa del Sol, only 15 minutes’ drive from Malaga Airport and 20 minutes from Malaga city centre.
“Spain’s weather is perfect for year-round cricket, and Cartama’s cricketing facilities and location make it an awesome destination especially for cricket fans and holidaymakers,” said Roger Feiner, CEO of ECL AG, speaking at Official Hotel Partner Sunset Beach Club.
“The quality of the ground and facilities at Cartama make it an ideal site for us and we are certain that this is just the start of a mutually-beneficial long-term partnership with Sports World Spain that will deliver much success.”
Once a Turf Nursery supplying grass to world-renowned golf resorts across Europe, the site has been converted into an oasis of top-class multi-sports grounds offering high-quality facilities and on-site hospitality. This success has been inspired by English-born owner, David Cooper of Sports World Spain and resident of Cartama for 35 years.
“The European Cricket Championship is an exciting, new initiative, and we are genuinely honoured to stage the inaugural tournament,” said Cooper.
“We cannot wait to welcome fans and holidaymakers to the Cartama Oval. Partnering with this new competition provides us with an opportunity to showcase our ground and facilities to a truly global audience.
“It has always been my dream to make Cartama the premier cricket facility in Spain and it has been an exciting journey to create such an exceptional venue for hosting international cricket.”
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