FanCode ECS Sweden Stockholm provides an opportunity for ten teams to showcase their skills, contesting 48 games over 12 days. 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.
Forenom Royals (FOR)
Pakistanska Forening (PF)
Pakistanska Forening were one of the most dominant sides at Dream11 European Cricket Series Stockholm 2020 going unbeaten to lift the first ever ECS tournament in Sweden. However, PF may not be as strong as last year as a few of their star players have moved onto pastures new. That said, PF will still be favourites to make the running in Group A.
Stockholm Cricket Club, founded in 1948, is the oldest cricket club in Sweden. STO were one of the weakest teams last season, finishing one off the bottom of the group with just a solitary win. As a result, it came as a surprise to many in the Swedish cricket fraternity, that STO managed to qualify for the FanCode ECS Sweden Stockholm. Having lured some talented players to the club, STO are certainly one of the teams to watch out for in Group A this season.
The rest of the teams in Group A are all set for their ECS debut. Newcomers Forenom, Botkyrka and Umea, all possess an array of talented players in their ranks and it will be interesting to see if they can perform on their much-anticipated debut.
Founded only in 2012, Umea has risen up to Elite series level in Sweden in just three years. UME won the Division 3 T20 Final on debut in 2015 and were runners-up in Division 2 T30 and Division 1 T40 in the following years. Umea are on a steep rise and will be confident of a strong showing at their first ever ECS appearance.
Newcomers Forenom Royals were founded in 2015 and finished top of the table in the SCF Division 1 T20 tournament last year. FOR can surprise any calibre of opposition on their day.
Formed in 1999, Botkyrka is one of the oldest clubs in Sweden. The club comprises players from different origins and have a good mix of experienced and young talent, aiming to impress on the grand stage of European Cricket.