European Cricket League (ECL) is proud to announce that the Malta Cricket Association has signed a long-term partnership ensuring that the Maltese domestic champion club in 2021 will be invited to ECL22 - the Champions League of European cricket.
“I am very excited to have the Malta Cricket Association join the European Cricket League for season 2022 and beyond,” said Daniel Weston, Founder of the European Cricket League.
“By inviting the Champion club from Malta to compete in the ECL, it will boost cricket at domestic level, inspire cricketers new and old to the game and further energize the community of cricket fans in the country.
“From next season, every club in Malta has a pathway to compete to become the “Kings of European cricket.
Chairman of Malta Cricket Association, Dr. Indika Thilan Perera, said: "The Malta Cricket Association is delighted to enter into a partnership with the ECL which will considerably enhance the ongoing development process of cricket in Malta.
“The agreement will increase opportunities for clubs, players and umpires, and further boost the quality and awareness of Maltese cricket. We very much look forward to working alongside the ECL family.”
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.