EKL Newsletter March

EKL NEWS
February 2024

 

BOARD NEWS

SK Nord Summer Camp Ground

The board is pleased to announce that, following setting aside reserves last year, we are investigating an option to team up with SK Nord to install an additional ground in the south of Estonia at their summer camp site. The investment for this would not be large as they already have facilities for their own sports camps but it would not only provide existing local players the chance to have a pitch for training but also expose cricket to hundreds of youngsters who will attend the camp each summer.

Tiskre Third Ground

In addition to this we will be adding an additional pitch to the Tiskre set-up to help ease the congestion with the extra games which we are happy to see as we have more women’s matches to host this year.

Both of these expansions will greatly increase the opportunities to play cricket and enable us to grow the game here in Estonia, and the plan is for them to become self funding in the near future

Streaming Technician

We are also looking for a new paid role for this Summer, so if anyone has an interest in assisting and being responsible for the streaming set ups please check out the website for more details.

Click here to see positions vacant at EKL

 

OPERATIONS

Indoor Leagues

All EKL Indoor Leagues have now come to an end. Congratulations to Tallinn Stallions on winning the Meeste Siseliiga Div 1, Saaremaa KK on winning the Meeste Siseliiga Div 2 and Saaremaa Meteoorid on winning the Naiste Siseliiga.

ECL 2024

Congratulations to Tallinn Stallions on finishing 4th in their group at ECL 2024.

ICC Europe Regional Conference

The ICC is holding a regional conference for all European Operations Leads in Athens, Greece on April 10 & 11. EKL Operations Manager Terry O’Connor will be attending.

ECS Tallinn

The first outdoor domestic cricket of 2024 is fast approaching. 10 teams will take part in the ECS Tallinn competing for the title of T10 Champions and for their share of a prize money pool of 10,570 euros. All matches will be live on the European Cricket Network worldwide.

Click here for more information on ECN

Eesti Premium Liiga T20

The pinnacle of the men’s summer competitions will start on June 1, with 6 teams in Division 1 and 5 in Division 2. The side that reigns supreme in Division 1 will not only be crowned the T20 winners but will also secure their place as Estonia’s representative at ECL 2025.

Pro40 Liiga

A reminder that applications to enter teams for the men’s Pro40 Liiga 2024 close at 5pm April 24 2024.

Click here for League Application Forms

Eesti Kriketiametnike Liit

The Estonian Cricket Officials Association has been founded. The EKAL will begin to take over many responsibilities for match officials, the member based group will be announcing details of how to become a member and the benefits of doing so soon.

The founders elected the following to the board:
President – Tarun Reddy Devalla
Secretary – Ravikiran Lingamneni
Treasurer – Vimukthi Nirmal Hettiarachchi

 

DEVELOPMENT

ECB Introduction to Scoring

Terry O’Connor will be presenting the ECB Introduction to Scoring Course in Tallinn on April 6th at Yolo 10:00 – 17:00

Click here to register

EKL App Scoring Course

Dave Robson will be presenting EKL App Scoring Courses in Tallinn and Tartu
Tartu March 30th at Pepleri 6 16:00-1700 – Click here to register
Tallinn April 20 at Yolo 17:00-18:00 – Click here to register

ICC Level 1 Umpiring Practical Assessment

Terry O’Connor and Jan Hilhorst (Netherlands) will be presenting our first ICC Level 1 Umpiring Practical Assessment in Tallinn. The cost for this assessment will be 40 euros.

Part 1 Yolo Auditorium
May 4, 10:00 – 17:00
Part 2 Nord Spordiklubi
May 5, 10:00 – 17:00

To register for the ICC Umpiring Level 1 Practical Assessment you must first complete the ICC Umpiring Level 1 online modules on EDApp

Click here to register

ICC Level 1 Coaching Practical Assessment

Maret Valner and Richard Savage (Finland) will be presenting an ICC Level 1 Coaching Practical Assessment in Tallinn. The cost for this assessment will be 40 euros

Nord Spordiklubi
April 27 & 28, 10:00 – 17:00

To register for the ICC Coaching Level 1 Practical Assessment you must first complete the ICC Coaching Level 1 online modules on EDApp

Click here to register

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE

Men’s National Team Schedule 2024

ECI Tallinn – T10 series 24 & 25 May
ECI Cyprus – T10 series vs Cyprus 15 & 16 June
T20i series vs Cyprus 17-19 June
Baltic Cup – 3 & 4 August
ICC T20 World Cup European Sub-Regional Qualifiers – Guernsey 20-28 August
ECC-X – T10 European Championships – Spain September/October

Women’s National Team Schedule 2024

T20i series vs Gibraltar 20 & 21 April
ECI Tallinn – T10 series 24 & 25 May
ECI Cyprus – T10 series vs Cyprus 15 & 16 June
T20i series vs Cyprus 17-19 June
Women’s Nordic Cup – Norway 10 & 11 August

Men’s National Team Sponsor

We will unveil a new Sponsor for the Estonian Men’s National Team soon!