European Cricket League (ECL) is proud to announce that Cricket Switzerland has signed a long-term partnership ensuring that the Swiss domestic champion club in 2021 will be invited to ECL22 - the Champions League of European cricket.
The second staging of the European Cricket League - ECL22 – will feature 30 Champion clubs from across Europe including England, Scotland and Ireland, over seven weeks at Malaga’s Cartama Oval, with six weeks of group matches from February 7, 2022 and culminating in a Finals week from March 21-25.
Cricket was first played in Switzerland in 1817 and Cricket Switzerland (CS) currently comprises 33 active clubs, with three domestic men’s competitions and a highly active junior programme. Recently welcomed back into the International Cricket Council (ICC) fold, the good news for Swiss cricket just keeps on coming.
“The passion, dedication and expertise that Alexander Mackay and his team at Cricket Switzerland have brought to European cricket in recent years has been impressive,” said Daniel Weston, Founder of the European Cricket League.
“By inviting the Champion club from Switzerland to compete in the ECL, it will rapidly elevate the sport at domestic level, encourage cricketers new and old to the sport and further grow the community of cricket fans in the country.
“Every club in Switzerland now has a pathway to compete to become the “Kings of European cricket.”
Cricket Switzerland President, Alexander Mackay said: "Cricket Switzerland is delighted to enter into a partnership with the ECL which will considerably enhance the ongoing development process of cricket in Switzerland.
“The agreement will increase opportunities for clubs, players and umpires, and further boost the quality and awareness of Swiss cricket. We very much look forward to working alongside the ECL family.”
Following the postponement of ECL20 and ECL21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the second staging of the European Cricket League - ECL22 - featuring 30 Champion clubs from across Europe will take place over seven weeks at Malaga’s Cartama Oval, starting with six weeks of group matches from February 7, 2022 and culminating in a Finals week from March 21-25.