Six top Italian sides Baracca Prato, Bologna, Cricket Stars, Kings XI, Pianoro and Royal Parma feature over six days in 24 explosive T10 matches from beautiful Bologna. 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.
Baracca Prato are the only representatives from Tuscany taking part in FanCode ECS Italy Bologna. A new club who made their competitive debut in 2019, BAP will look to spring a surprise or two along the way on debut.
There's a fun fact concerning the name of the club. "Baracca", a pilot, was an Italian hero during World War One and the horse shown on the club logo was also the symbol of his plane. Formula One fans will also recognise this as the same horse as the Ferrari F1 team.
BARACCA PRATO (BAP)
Captain: Ghulam Dastgeer
Wicketkeeper: Asim Javaid
Projected Top Four: Ghulam Dastgeer, Arslan Akhtar, Zaryab Arshad, Ali Hassan Jr
Projected Opening Bowlers: Shahid Imran, Pradeep Kumara
Spin Options: Ali Hassan Jr, Ali Hassan Sr, Karamat Ullah Khan
BARACCA PRATO Key Players:
Ghulam Dastgeer, captain, top scorer for BAP in the last two seasons, looked in tremendous form on the opening day, scoring 107 runs including an unbeaten 69.
Ali Hassan, aggressive batsman, very talented, regarded as the next big thing in Italian cricket, was unlucky with the ball as three consecutive catches were dropped off his bowling yet still managed to scalp two wickets, smashed an unbeaten 16 off 7 balls to take his side home in the final over.
Zaryab Arshad, top order batsman, scored a crucial fifty in the chase vs Pianoro which earned him the Man of the Match award.
Shahid Imran, fast bowler, very good with the new ball and can swing it both ways, well known prospect among the Italian cricket community.
Tune into the live action from Bologna from Monday to Saturday from * 0900 CET * 0800 GMT * 1330 IST.