- Madrid Cricket Club announce the addition of cricket to Madrid Capital Mundial del Deporte 2022
- Madrid Cricket League to be played in T20 format at La Elipa
- 40th anniversary match scheduled against Barcelona in September
MADRID, SPAIN – June 7. Madrid Cricket Club is delighted to announce that the most popular summer team sport in the world, cricket, has been added to the list of activities taking place this year as part of Madrid Capital Mundial del Deporte 2022 .
The Madrid Cricket League will be played in T20 format at La Elipa while in September Madrid CC will play against Barcelona to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the teams first game. In October, La Elipa will host an international T20 charity tournament to raise funds for Ukrainian children.
For the district of Moratalaz, it is great news to host the Madrid Capital of Sport 2022 cricket tournament. District Councilor Almudena Maíllo highlighted that “the singular and unique sports facilities offered by Moratalaz, as it is is the case of the CDM La Elipa baseball field, are unparalleled spaces to host this type of competition and make the neighborhood a benchmark for emerging sports”. to Madrid.”
The sports delegate of the municipality of Madrid, Sofía Miranda, said that “the organization of this tournament in La Elipa brings together two of the objectives that we set ourselves when we arrived, to promote emerging sports and to promote major sporting events for make Madrid the great benchmark for national and international sport.
After a 3 million euro renovation, the La Elipa baseball field has taken a leap into the 21st century with a high-quality artificial turf surface on which Madrid CC will place their Notts Sport Powerplay roll-up wicket, allowing to share the installation with existing baseball teams without modification.
Chairman Jon Woodward said: “After more than 20 years of playing all of our away games averaging 950km round trip per weekend, we are very grateful to the Municipality of Madrid and the district of Moratalaz. for giving us this opportunity. We plan to develop our club to compete at the highest level.”
Youth cricket manager Lewis Clark said: “Next autumn we hope to open Madrid’s first municipal cricket school in La Elipa, which will open up the sport to Spanish children who have shown a great enthusiasm during our introduction to cricket events in schools in Madrid.”
Cricket in Spain has grown over the last decade and now consists of over 100 teams which fall under the national organization Cricket España. Last year, Badalona became the winner of the European T10 Cricket Championship, beating over 20 national champions from across Europe in the final held in Malaga.
More information can be found here: cricketinmadrid.com