Spain have named their squad for the T10 European Cricket Championships to be played at the Cartama Oval between September 24th and October 20th.
The 14 man squad consists of players from all areas of Spain. Nine of the players come from Cataluyna with Yasir Ali, Hamza Saleem Dar, Awais Ahmed, Muhammad Ihsan and Muhammad Babar offering experience in this format at club or international level.
Babar Khan, Hamzah Ameer, Muhammad Atif and Hassan Ali have been rewarded for good performances against the Isle Of Man in February at La Manga or for their efforts this season with either bat or ball.
(Barcelona contingent on the way to El Prat airport)
La Manga players Adam Alger and Ravi Panchal will be travelling East to join the team and local boy Lorne Burns will be available for the evening games for “La Selección”. Madrid Based Rubuil Khan grabs a spot to give the bowling attack an additional pace option and the team is captained by Daniel Doyle Calle in the absense of Christian Munoz Mills through injury.
The squad is completed by the strength and conditioning coach Alastair Priddle, National Team Manager Imran Malik and National team coach Corey Rutgers. On releasing the sqauad Corey said ” Very excited to be back again as a national team for the first time since February, wev have had a quiter programme after a very busy 2022 as a team.
Due to some injuries and unavailability, this years ECC T10 offers us the opportunity to look at some new talent and reward good performances domestically,
Hassan Ali, Babar Khan, Robuil Khan and Ameer Hamzah earn their maiden ECC call up, and with some familiart faces in the fold it should be a fun week with plenty of learnings to be had.
As the host nation it is always an honour to play live on the European Cricket Network, which will be going live to millions of households asnd we hope to put on an entertaining show”.
Spain start their campaign against France at 11.30 local time on Monday 25th September. They then have an afternoon match with Greece at 16.00 hours local time. The following day they have a late start, 2pm against the Isle of Man and trheyt finish their group stage with a contest with the Czech Republic under lights at 20.30.
Free entry at the Cartama Oval with food and drink available.
Photo Credit ECN