Cricket España and the European Cricket Network (ECN) are delighted to announce the expansion of their partnership, marking a significant milestone in the advancement of cricket in Spain. This enhanced collaboration builds upon the successful joint endeavours that have already seen Cricket España host 18 remarkable events across 6 venues.
[Murcia, 4 June 2023] - Cricket España and the European Cricket Network (ECN) are delighted to announce the expansion of their partnership, marking a significant milestone in the advancement of cricket in Spain. This enhanced collaboration builds upon the successful joint endeavours that have already seen Cricket España host 18 remarkable events across 6 venues.
The partnership between Cricket España and the European Cricket Network has been instrumental in elevating the sport's stature in Spain. These collaborative efforts have included hosting prestigious tournaments such as the inaugural European Cricket League, European Cricket Championship, and the groundbreaking European Cricket Series. Notably, 43 Spanish teams have had the opportunity to showcase their talent in ECN broadcasted cricket tournaments, with this number set to soar in the coming years.
The newly signed agreement between Cricket España and the European Cricket Network brings about an exciting expansion that will positively impact various aspects of cricket in Spain. Key highlights include the establishment of a Steering Committee dedicated to assisting Cricket España's strategic plan, enhancing television production standards, and expanding exposure for the sport. Additionally, it will create ample opportunities for players, umpires, and support staff across all levels, further promoting domestic cricket.
Juan Carlos Rodriguez, President of Cricket España, expressed his enthusiasm about the expanded partnership, stating, "We are thrilled to take our collaboration with the European Cricket Network to new heights. This expansion signifies a major step forward in our joint mission to foster the growth of cricket in Spain. The creation of the Steering Committee and the increased support will undoubtedly contribute to the development of the sport, and we are excited about the possibilities it brings."
Daniel Weston, Founder of the European Cricket Network, emphasised their commitment to promoting European cricket and stated, "At the European Cricket Network, we believe in the power of cricketainment to elevate the game and make it the number one bat and ball team sport in the next generation. The strengthened partnership with Cricket España aligns perfectly with our vision, and we are dedicated to providing the best platform for cricket to thrive in Spain and across Europe as a whole."
The expanded partnership between Cricket España and the European Cricket Network signifies a pivotal moment in the history of cricket in Spain. This collaboration aims to not only enhance the sport's reach and quality but also support vital aspects such as children's cricket, cricket venue improvements, and increased opportunities for both men and women players, officials and support staff in international and domestic cricket.
About Cricket España:
Cricket España is the governing body for cricket in Spain, dedicated to the promotion and development of the sport at all levels. With a strong commitment to fostering talent, nurturing grassroots programs, and organising high-quality cricket events, Cricket España aims to establish cricket as a thriving sport within the country.
About European Cricket Network:
The European Cricket Network (ECN) is a leading platform that promotes and broadcasts cricket events across Europe. Through innovative initiatives and cutting-edge production, ECN strives to bring cricketainment to fans, players, and stakeholders, ultimately elevating the popularity of the game and driving its growth across the continent.