Dream 11 European Cricket Championship to air globally

First-ever European Cricket Championship just a bat away – with plan to grow two-fold by 2022

Following an 18-month hiatus, the stage is set for the Dream 11 European Cricket Championship at the picturesque Cartama Cricket Oval in Malaga, Spain. The inaugural competition – ECC21 – is a month-long national team tournament featuring 15 nations, including representative sides from England and the Netherlands, that has been gaining traction amongst broadcasters globally.

“We’re excited but not surprised to see the interest in the ECC21 inaugural competition,” says Craig Neilson, Commercial Manager at Spring Media. “It’s a standout event where nations clash over nearly 100 games for the crown, showcasing the beauty of cricket and exponential growth of the game on the European continent.”

Each of the three group weeks will comprise five national teams, with the winners qualifying directly for Championship Week. The two best runners-up during the group stages will also earn their place at Finals Week on October 4-8.


Official title partner Dream 11 and its streaming-arm FanCode in India will be immersing coverage, and the event overall will be broadcast in over 100 countries:

  • Dream 11 – India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives
  • Fox Australia – Australia
  • Flo Sports – USA
  • Willow TV – Canada
  • Swiss Sport TV – Switzerland
  • Sportklub – Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo
  • Sport en France – France
  • Sport 1 Germany – Germany
  • BT Sport – UK & Ireland
  • Malaga tv – Spain
  • 101 tv – Spain
  • ORF – Austria
  • Iltalehti – Finland
  • Startimes – Sub-Saharan Africa
  • SportsMax Tv Jamaica – Caribbean
  • ECN Youtube – rest of the world

“We at European Cricket are excited about the interest from all over the globe and we do everything to create a memorable event. The TV production and the ECC program in 2021 from Malaga / Spain will be state-of-art to show the beauty of the game and the development of European Cricket all over the continent,” says Roger Feiner, CEO of ECL AG.

Despite the Covid-inflicted standstill, ECL AG launched the European Cricket Series (ECS) in 2020 – domestic T10 events that have rapidly ignited the promotion and awareness of the sport on the continent. With over 1500 matches already livestreamed over the last year, ECS has quickly established itself as one of TV’s largest global broadcast cricket events.

Come February 2022, ECL, cricket for the domestic champions of each country will be back in Cartama for 7 weeks of action. And by September next year, the ECC national team format is expecting double the participants for its 2nd edition.

More event-related information and the full fixtures list can be found at: https://www.ecn.cricket/european-cricket-championship

For additional information, please contact:

Craig Neilson | Commercial Manager, Spring Media|craig.neilson@springmedia.se

About the European Cricket Network

European Cricket Network (ECN) is the digital home of European cricket – the go-to platform for livestreaming, live scores, and stats available on web and mobile platforms via: www.europeancricket.com


About the European Cricket Championship

European Cricket Championship – ECC21 – is a month-long national team tournament including competitive group stages leading up to a Finals Week. With 15 participating teams in its inaugural 2021 edition, the “rivalry for the European Team Crown” in Malaga, Spain, will feature almost 100 games in September and October broadcast to a worldwide audience. The event is expected to grow two-fold the following year: www.ecn.cricket/european-cricket-championship


About the European Cricket League

European Cricket League (“ECL”) is the Champions League of European cricket. Founded by Daniel Weston, Roger Feiner, Frank Leenders and Thomas Klooz and hailed as a cricketing equivalent of the UEFA Champions League, the second staging – ECL22 – will take place in February-March 2022 at the Cartama Oval in Malaga, Spain. Seven weeks of high octane T10 action, and 30 domestic champions battling for the coveted ECL trophy: www.ecl.cricket


About the European Cricket Series

European Cricket Series (ECS) is a series of tournaments staged throughout the year in Europe involving the best domestic teams from the continent. Thrilling T10 matches take place every week from Monday through Saturday. With over 1000 matches livestreamed in barely one year has quickly become one of TV’s largest global broadcast cricket events: www.ecs.cricket


About Spring Media Group

Spring Media is an international sports media group headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Spring Media has market leading expertise in its three key business areas: i) Media Rights Management ii) Production Services iii) Streaming Solutions. The company group has a global reach through its head office in Sweden and regional offices in France, UK, Latvia, Mexico and Kazakhstan. Spring Media facilitates in excess of 30,000 hours of live sports annually, direct to consumer through StayLive and to its network of over 450 broadcasters worldwide. The Spring Media group includes subsidiary companies StayLive (Streaming Solutions), Sportacentrs (Production Services) and Fanseat (Digital Sports Channel). More info at: www.springmedia.se | www.springproductions.se

//Stockholm 08/09/2021