Cricket Scotland is excited to announce Forfarshire Cricket Club will make their debut in the European Cricket League after a landmark partnership between Cricket Scotland and European Cricket League was agreed.
Gus Mackay, CEO of Cricket Scotland, said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership which gives our clubs the opportunity to compete with other clubs in Europe.
“The European Cricket League has developed a great reputation and we are pleased to give our clubs in Scotland the opportunity to showcase their skills and demonstrate the growth of cricket in Scotland.”
Founded in 1880, “The Forfs” are the current Scottish champions, having won the 2019 Cricket Scotland Grand Final and Eastern Premiership, before crowning a historic season by winning the Murgitroyd T20 competition, which provided their entry route to European Cricket League 2020.
“2019 was easily the most successful season in the history of Forfarshire CC and it is a massive honour for us to represent Scotland in this exciting new competition.” said President Clark McConnachie.
Daniel Weston, Founder of the European Cricket League, said: “I am very excited to have Cricket Scotland join the European Cricket League for season 2020 and beyond.
“I strongly believe that by inviting the Champion club from Scotland to compete in the ECL, it will continue to elevate the sport at domestic level and encourage more clubs, teams, administrators, fans and children to the sport to further grow the country’s cricketing community.
“From now on, every club in Scotland has a pathway to compete to become the ‘Kings of European cricket.’”
Through the Murgitroyd T20, sides across Scotland this summer will have their chance to take part in the European Cricket League, with the winners of the T20 tournament being eligible for the ‘Champions League of European Cricket.’
The European Cricket League will take place at La Manga Club, Spain between May 31 and June 7, 2020 and feature clubs from countries such as Netherlands, France, Germany, Denmark and Spain amongst others.