FanCode ECS Spain, Barcelona provides an opportunity for 24 Catalonian teams to showcase their skills at the Montjuic Olympic Ground. All 124 games 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.
Founded in 2007, Bengali Cricket Club (BEN) were one of the first clubs formed in the Catalunya region. A Bangladeshi club with players with decent experience back in Bangladesh, mixed with a smattering of exciting fresh talent. Bengali also field a Junior team and are working on setting up a Ladies team as well.
Bengali endured a tough introduction to T10 cricket, picking up just a solitary victory in seven outings at the ECS Barcelona in November.
Regular captain - Riaj Howladar
Regular WK - Shafiqur Rahman/Tuhin Motalab
Top order batting - Omar Ali, Mosharof Hossain, Riaj Howladar, Shafiqur Rahman, Tamjid Bepari
Opening bowlers - could try spin options to start off.
Omar Ali - 18-year-old star batsman and leading all-rounder. He can do it all and even keep wicket as well when needed. Quick bowler, starring for the club since the age of 14, with a hat-trick to his name last season. Top run scorer, best strike rate and leading six hitter for his side at ECS Barcelona in November.
Riaj Howladar – Talented and jovial all-rounder, who just missed out on Bangladesh U19 World Cup selection. Moved to Spain in 2008 after playing at highest level in Bangladesh. Wily, economical bowler with the ability to vary his pace and revert to spin. Won award for best all-rounder in 2010 Catalunya Cricket League when he notched a couple of centuries. Trying to return to his best after a long period out of the game and showed he had lost none of his skill at the European Cricket Series Barcelona in November, where he bagged 12 wickets, including a magical spell of 5-12.
Shafikur Rahman - Talented wicket keeper batsman who represented Bangladesh throughout age group cricket alongside the likes of future international stars Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan. Caught the eye with back-to-back Man of Match match performances on the opening day of FanCode ECS Spain Barcelona.