European Cricket Network and Czech Cricket join forces
The new ECN Czech Super Series is a mammoth 16 team event, kicking off on June 13, with 40 high octane T10 matches spread over five weekends, climaxing with “Finals Day” in the Czech capital Prague on July 12.
Dates - ECN Czech Super Series 2020
- June 13/14
- June 20/21
- June 27/28
- July 4/5
- July 11/12 (Finals Weekend)
TV production is in place for the ECN Czech Super Series 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.
“Terry O’Connor and his team have amazing goals towards developing grassroots cricket in the country,” said Daniel Weston, Founder of the European Cricket Network. “We are excited about partnering with such driven and passionate people who want to grow the game quickly and for all.
The COVID-19 lockdown has seen the cricket programme decimated worldwide. However, the Czech Cricket Union and the ECN will provide light at the end of the tunnel by bringing exciting live cricket from a country where the Coronavirus situation improved markedly as a result of the strict restrictions that were put in place earlier in the year.
“We stress though that we are only going ahead with this event by recommending and arranging a long list of precautionary measures to ensure the safest possible staging of the event for everyone concerned,” added Weston.
“While the ECN Czech Super Series and this partnership will provide cricket lovers all over the world with competitive action to fill the void of live sport, it will also have many long-term benefits for cricket in this country - not least for our hundreds of juniors, who play in after school clubs,” said Terry O’Connor, COO of Czech Cricket.
“These clubs are run by our development partner Kriketová Akademie CR (KACR), and these aspiring young cricketers will hopefully be inspired by seeing their local clubs in action via such high-quality coverage.”
The ECN Czech Super Series will feature cricket stars of the Men’s National Team like Sudesh Wickramasekara of Prague CC Kings, who holds the record for the fastest ever T20I hundred - off 35 balls - along with South Africa’s David Miller and Rohit Sharma of India.
Acting as the T10 showcase for Czech Cricket, the new ECN Czech Super Series will not replace the Czech T20 league that will also be broadcast on www.ecn.cricket – Czech Cricket like never seen before.
“Based on this new format of the game we can boost the amount of league cricket for our member clubs this season,” added O’Connor.
“The tournament format allows all Czech Cricket teams to participate, and for us to utilise all the grounds in the country. The entire Czech Cricket community is behind this and itching to be a part of and to show the world how truly global cricket is.”
Jonty Altmann, Senior Project Manager of the ECN, said: “We all cannot wait to get live cricket going again. It will be a genuine privilege to show Czech cricket to the world.”
Tune in for ECN Czech Super Series and Czech T20 League live action via the European Cricket Network – www.ecn.cricket – the digital home of European cricket and goto 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 Official fantasy game for the European Cricket Series (ECS) and European Cricket League (ECL) tournaments.
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