Zug/Munich/St. Helier: European Cricket League (ECL) is delighted to announce that the Jersey Cricket Board has signed a long-term partnership ensuring that Jersey’s domestic champion club in 2021 will be invited to ECL22 - the Champions League of European cricket.
“Jersey has the most loyal and energetic travelling supporters I know in European cricket. So, the ECL signifies another sumptuous treat for cricket fans from the island to follow their Champion club as they showcase their talents on the big stage,” said Daniel Weston, Founder of the European Cricket League.
“I wish Jersey the very best of luck and I believe they can rise to the occasion of being ‘Giant Killers’ in the scheme of European club cricket when their chance arises.”
Craig Meredith, CEO of the Jersey Cricket Board, said: “The Jersey Cricket Board is delighted to enter into a partnership with the ECL which will considerably boost the ongoing development process of cricket in Jersey. Joining the ECL represents another opportunity for all our local cricketers to showcase their talents on the World Stage. Daniel Weston’s drive and ambition has to be recognised as the key driving force behind this exciting initiative.”
Jersey’s near neighbours Guernsey recently joined the ECL as well, and staged the first match on the British Isles since the COVID-19 lockdown, viewed globally on the European Cricket Network by over 120,000 cricket lovers.
Following the postponement of ECL20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the second staging of the European Cricket League - ECL21 - will now take place from May 30 to June 6, 2021, with 16 champion teams - spread over eight days of exciting fast-paced T10 action at La Manga Club in Spain.