Spain May 6, 2011

Cricket Espana to host national festival

Cricket Espana, in collaboration with the MCC and the ICC, is all set to host a national cricket festival on May 15

Cricket Espana, in collaboration with the MCC and the ICC, is all set to host a national cricket festival on May 15. The festival includes events that will introduce Spanish locals and expats to cricket, through schools, colleges and clubs, and give young enthusiasts a chance to get some coaching and take part in cricket competitions.

Following a visit to La Manga – a five-star sports resort in Murcia – last year, where the MCC played two matches against the Spanish national team, the club decided to fund the festival, along with the ICC. The main events, including a Twenty20 competition, are reportedly scheduled to be held at La Manga.

With its Mediterranean climate, La Manga is used by various professional cricket sides, including English counties, as a training base. The resort also runs junior cricket academies, and has recently had two turf pitches and four full-length nets installed.

Nikita Bastian is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • naren on May 30, 2011, 6:50 GMT

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  • naren on May 30, 2011, 6:50 GMT

    nice way to spread cricket japan has also come along way we may get some unknown talent through such methods and spain may play the world cup soon ibelieve

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  • naren on May 30, 2011, 6:50 GMT

    nice way to spread cricket japan has also come along way we may get some unknown talent through such methods and spain may play the world cup soon ibelieve