The origins of Venezia Cricket Club can be traced all the way back to 2006 when Alberto Miggiani, later to become the esteemed club President, kept on finding stray cricket balls in his back garden.
What are these strange objects he asked? The inquisitive Signor Miggiani ended up forming a team.
Founded in 2006, Venezia CC is the main cricket club in the region of Veneto, whose capital is Venice. With players predominately of Bangladeshi origin, Venezia could always boast great youth teams, winning no less than nine youth titles between 2009 and 2013. After a lull, Venezia qualified for the quarter finals of both the Italian T20 Championship and Coppa Italia in 2020, results which offer new enthusiasm for the long-term future.
Venezia also impressed on ECS debut in November, with five wins in six games, topping the group ahead of eventual winners Bergamo United, before a semi-final exit.
Venezia looked invincible at FanCode ECS Italy Venice completely dominating the week as VEN went undefeated with 10 wins in their surge to glory.
Captain: Nazmul Haque
Projected Top Four: Nazmul Haque, Hosan Ahmed, Miah Alamin, Rajib Miah
Projected Opening Bowlers: Shagar Choquder, Muhammad Asif
Spin Options: Nazmul Haque, Hosan Ahmed
VENEZIA Key Players:
Nazmul Haque, captain, powerful hitter down the ground, loves playing the pull shot, leading run scorer at FanCode ECS Italy Venice plundering 413 runs in nine innings including a century and three fifties. He also hammered 44 HUGE maximos.
Hosan Ahmed, sensible batter, second highest run scorer at FanCode ECS Italy Venice, overshadowed by Nazmul Haque brilliance but latched onto scoring opportunities whenever needed by Venezia, racked up 270 runs with a best score of 61 not out.
Mehedi Nitol, off spinner, has good variations, deceives the batsmen with his quicker ones and flighted deliveries, joint second highest wicket taker for VEN scalping 12 wickets including best figures of 4-8, is a gun fielder too.
Miah Alamin, leading wicket taker in ECS Venice picking up 21 wickets including a magical spell of 6-19 against TRA, only the second bowler to have picked a 6-fer in ECS, can score quick runs too.