European Cricket Series Barcelona provides an opportunity for 16 Catalonian teams to showcase their skills at the Montjuic Cricket Ground (MCG) adjacent to the 1992 Olympic baseball venue. Badalona Shaheen CC, Bengali CC, Catalunya CC, Catalunya Tigers CC, Falco CC, Fateh CC, Hira CC Sabadell, Joves Units CC, Gracia CC, Hawks CC, Kings CC, Men in Blue CC, Pak Montcada CC, Pakcelona CC, Raval Sporting CC and United CC Girona contest four matches a day, over three weeks culminating in 60 exciting T10 matches. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.
Formed in 2016, Pakcelona are unsurprisingly, given the name, a predominately Pakistani side. 2019 Winners of Copa Ciutat Barcelona T20 Div 2, Pakcelona will pack a serious punch over the shorter format.
Captain, Raji Khaliq Ur Rehman, resumed his cricketing career in 2015 after almost 20 years out of the game and played a pivotal role in founding the club. A very fine off-spinner, able to give it a whack down the order.
Ajaz Arif – prodigious six hitter, regularly compiling his runs at an impressive lick.
Khurram Javeed – wily medium pacer and will contribute vital runs when needed in the middle order.
Ishtiaq Nazir – All-time leading run scorer, racking up almost 900 runs last season with three centuries and five 50s. He also finished as leading wicket taker with 24 wickets.
Rameez Mehmood, a new signing from Pak Montcada is in tremendous form, having already scored a couple of hundreds in T20 friendlies this season, including 131 off 56 balls with 13 sixes against Fateh CC.
Can Rameez repeat in the European Cricket Series Barcelona??