European Cricket League (“ECL”) is the Champions League of European cricket. Founded by Daniel Weston, Roger Feiner, Frank Leenders and Thomas Klooz and hailed as a cricketing equivalent of the UEFA Champions League, the second-staging - ECL21 - will be played in May and June in Spain.
French champions Dreux will be back for an encore at the second-staging of the European Cricket League - ECL21.
Dreux opener Ahmad Nabi painted his name into the record books with the first-ever century in ECL history - in the very same innings that Pavel Florin became an global internet sensation at ECL19.
Nabi blasted a century off only 28 balls firing 14 sixes against Pavel's Cluj side, dealing exclusively in boundaries in reaching the magic milestone. After reaching his century, Nabi broke his run of boundaries by pinching a single and was clean bowled the next ball for a magnifique 105 off 30 deliveries. Following the Nabi onslaught, Cluj had no other option than to bring on Pavel Florin to bowl. Pavel soon went viral, breaking the internet and the rest is history.
Opening bowler Wahid Abdul, a headband hero, will no doubt fancy his chances of claiming a few more scalps at ECL21, after impressing with his wholehearted displays for the French champions in the inaugural tournament.