ECN and Swedish Cricket Federation announce Dream11 European Cricket Series triple header
The European Cricket Network (ECN) and Swedish Cricket Federation (SCF) are delighted to announce a mouth-watering triple header of Dream11 European Cricket Series events in Sweden, kicking off with the Dream11 European Cricket Series Stockholm, starting next Monday June 15.
From June 15-19, the Dream11 European Cricket Series Stockholm provides an opportunity for seven Swedish teams within the Stockholm area to showcase their skills. Numerous talented Swedish internationals will be chomping at the bit to show the cricket-starved watching world what cricket in Sweden is all about.
Sweden - Dream11 European Cricket Series
June 15-19 Dream11 European Cricket Series Stockholm
July 6-10 Dream11 European Cricket Series Stockholm
July 13-17 Dream11 European Cricket Series Gothenburg
“Benn Harradine and his ambitious team have wide-ranging goals towards developing grassroots cricket in Sweden,” said Daniel Weston, Founder of the European Cricket Series.
“We believe there is a big opportunity in the years to come to make cricket a major summer sport in Sweden. Quality administrators are running the game there with quality players who want to take it to the next level. Therefore, we are excited to partner with the SCF.”
The COVID-19 lockdown has seen the cricketing calendar worldwide turned upside down. However, this triple-header of Dream11 European Cricket Series events in Sweden provides further light at the end of the tunnel.
“We underline however that we are only resuming these events after recommending and putting in place a long list of precautionary measures to ensure the safest possible staging for everyone concerned with the event,” added Weston.
Each week will consist of four T10 matches every day, Monday to Friday, with 20 matches in total. Group stage and Shield Final matches will run from Monday to Thursday, climaxing with the Semi Finals, Bronze Final and Final on the Friday.
TV production is in place with every game 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.
“Swedish Cricket Federation is pleased to facilitate a collaboration between the ECN and local organising committees for Dream11 European Cricket Series events in Sweden. Matches will be organised by local clubs in the Stockholm and Gothenburg areas. These regions will join forces and make sure cricket players in Sweden have the best chance to showcase their cricket to a greater worldwide audience,” said Benn Harradine, SCF Performance Director.
“Cricketers, fans and lovers of the game watched the inaugural Dream11 European Cricket Series in Alicante, Spain and noted the professionalism of this production. This new Dream11 European Cricket Series format is exciting for cricket in Sweden and promises to ignite new interest for youngsters and participants from all walks of life. SCF wishes the local organising committees and the ECN a positive and successful arrangement.”
Seven teams will take part in the opening Dream11 European Cricket Series Stockholm event - namely Alby Zalmi CC, Indiska CC, Kista CC, Pakistanska Föreningen, Sigtuna CC, Stockholm CC, Stockholm Mumbai Indians.
A further seven fresh sides will follow from July 6-10 in the second Dream11 European Cricket Series Stockholm, before the European cricket roadshow travels to Gothenburg from July 13-17.
"We are all really looking forward to starting in Sweden, especially in Stockholm and Gothenburg – two beautiful cities with fantastic cricketing potential. With the world watching, this is a perfect chance to showcase Swedish cricket. We are all super excited and can't wait for the first ball to be bowled,” said Yannik Bischof, European Cricket Network Project Manager.
Tune in for Dream11 European Cricket Series live action via the European Cricket Network – www.ecn.cricket – the digital home of European cricket and go-to platform to live stream European cricket with live scores and stats available on web and mobile platforms.
Earlier this year, Dream11 joined hands with the European Cricket Network (ECN) to become the Title Partner for the European Cricket Series (ECS) and an Official Partner for the European Cricket League (ECL) tournaments.