Nine leading Italian sides, Albano, Bergamo, Bergamo United, Bogliasco, Fresh Tropical, Milan, Milan Kingsgrove, Milan United, Pioltello United feature over six days in 24 high-octane T10 matches from magical Milan. 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.
Bogliasco, a wonderful town on the Golfo-Paradiso is a newcomer to the ECS. Bogliasco is the only team from Liguria, the region where some of the first cricket in Italy was played, in 1893 for example Genoa Cricket and Football Club was founded. Formed in 2015, Bogliasco are a predominantly Sri Lankan club, led by Italian international Madupa Fernando, winners of back-to-back Serie B Championships in 2015 and 2016. Talented wicket-keeper Rishan Kivanda starred for Padova at ECS Rome last November.
Against Italian heavyweights like Milan Kingsgrove and Bergamo CC, Bogliasco look to have a tough task in Group A, but will fancy their chances against fellow newcomers Pioltello United.
Captain : Madupa Fernando
Wicketkeeper : Rishan Kavinda
Likely Top 4 batting order - Sachin Tharuka, Upul Nandana, Supun Tharanga, Rishan Kavinda
Likely Opening Bowlers - Sachin Tharuka, Upul Nandana
Spin Options - Madupa Fernando, Supun Tharanga
Leading Run Scorer - Supun Tharanga
Top Wicket Taker - Niranga Fernando
Rishan Kavinda - talented wicket-keeper batsman with useful tournament experience with Padova last year.