Türkiye Developing Sport Branches Federation Cricket Branch and the European Cricket Network have joined forces in a groundbreaking partnership, set to help the continued development of cricket in Türkiye. This collaboration promises to propel the sport to new heights, from grassroots development to international competitions, fostering inclusivity and excellence for players of all ages and genders.

Türkiye Developing Sport Branches Federation Cricket Branch and European Cricket Network Extend Development Focussed Partnership

Türkiye Developing Sport Branches Federation Cricket Branch and the European Cricket Network (ECN) are thrilled to announce a partnership aimed at elevating cricket in Türkiye to new heights. This partnership marks a significant milestone in the journey of Turkish cricket, promising exciting opportunities for players at all levels and fostering the growth of the sport across the nation.

As part of this collaboration, Turkish Club champions will have the opportunity to compete in the esteemed European Cricket League, while the Turkish National team will proudly represent Türkiye in the European Cricket Championships. This integration into European cricket events will provide Turkish players with invaluable exposure and experience on the international stage, contributing to the overall development of the sport in the country.

Moreover, the partnership underscores a commitment to nurturing the next generation of cricket talent in Türkiye. Through dedicated support and resources, both Cricket Türkiye and ECN will work together to promote youth cricket initiatives, ensuring that aspiring young players have access to top-notch training and competitive opportunities. 

Excitingly, the collaboration extends to women's cricket, with the Turkish women's team set to participate in European Cricket Network events starting from 2025. This inclusion reflects a shared vision of promoting gender equality and providing equal opportunities for female cricketers to showcase their skills on a global platform.

Şenol Zobooğlu, International Coordinator for Türkiye Developing Sport Branches Federation Cricket Branch and National Teams’ Manager, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, "I am thrilled to see Cricket Türkiye extend its forces with the European Cricket Network. This partnership signifies a significant step forward in our mission to grow the game faster in Türkiye. Together, we aim to unlock the full potential of cricket in our country and create opportunities for men, women, and children alike."

Daniel Weston, Founder of the European Cricket Network, echoed Zobooğlu's sentiments, emphasizing the importance of supporting and partnering with Türkiye to develop cricket comprehensively. "We are immensely proud to collaborate with Şenol and Turkish Cricket in this transformative journey. We believe in the immense potential of cricket in Türkiye and are committed to empowering its players and communities at every level. This long-term partnership represents a shared commitment to nurturing cricket from grassroots to the national team, and we are excited about the promising future it holds for cricket in Türkiye."

The partnership between Türkiye Developing Sport Branches Federation Cricket Branch and the European Cricket Network heralds a new era of growth and opportunity for cricket in Türkiye. With a focus on inclusivity, development, and excellence, both parties are poised to drive positive change and inspire a new generation of cricket enthusiasts across the nation.”


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