Dream11 strengthens its partnership with European Cricket Network

February 27, 2020

This long term partnership to help build European Cricket in India

February 27, 2020, National: Dream11, India’s biggest fantasy sports platform, has partnered with the European Cricket Network (ECN) to become the ‘Official Fantasy Game’ for the European Cricket Series (ECS) and European Cricket League (ECL) tournaments. Apart from being the ‘Official Fantasy Game’, Dream11 will also be the ‘Title Sponsor’ for all the ECS matches. This partnership further strengthens Dream11’s association with the successful inaugural edition of the European Cricket League (ECL) which was played at the prestigious La Manga Club in Spain last year.

ECN is on a mission to build and promote cricket in Europe, just like it is in England. Through this long-term partnership, Dream11 is supporting the development of cricket in Europe and also promoting European Cricket in India. The Dream11 European Cricket Series (ECS), which is slated to kick off from 2nd March 2020, is a T10 tournament that will be hosted in 20 cities within 14 countries across Europe. Each city will witness a total of 20 matches bringing the total to 400 matches. 

On the other hand, the European Cricket League (ECL) will see the domestic T20 winners from England, Scotland, Netherlands and 12 other European countries compete to be crowned the Champions of Europe! The ECL will see 38 T10 matches beginning 31st May 2020. 

Speaking about the partnership, Daniel Weston, Founder of the ECL said, The concept for the Dream11 European Cricket Series emerged after the success of the first edition of the European Cricket League last summer. The European Cricket League remains as the ‘Champions League of European Cricket’ and the new Dream11 European Cricket Series will ignite domestic European Cricket. I greatly appreciate the efforts and innovative thinking from Dream11 to make the partnership a reality. They understand our vision to develop domestic cricket in Europe as fast as possible so that we can reach our long term goal of making cricket the number one summer team sport in Europe.”

Talking about European Cricket, Dream11 spokesperson said, Cricket in Europe is currently played in small pockets with a limited set of audience. After the inaugural edition of  ECL, we saw great uptake in the format, especially within Dream11 users and realized that European Cricket has a great potential to grow and eventually compete at the international level. We are happy to deepen our partnership with ECN and work towards building European cricket.”      

Fans across the Indian subcontinent can catch all the LIVE action from ECS and ECL beginning 2nd March and 31st May exclusively on FanCode. 

About Dream11:
Dream11 is India’s biggest fantasy sports platform with 7.5 Crore+ users playing Fantasy Cricket, Football, Kabaddi, Basketball & Hockey. It is a Game of Skill that offers Indian sports fans a platform to showcase their sports knowledge. Fans can create their own team made up of real-life players from upcoming matches, score points based on their on-field performance and compete with other fans. Dream11 helps sports fans increase their engagement and connect deeper with the sport they love by being a team owner, not just a spectator.

Dream11 is the Official Fantasy Game partner of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), VIVO Indian Premier League (VIVO IPL), International Council of Cricket (ICC), VIVO Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), Hero Indian Super League (ISL), National Basketball Association (NBA), La Liga, Abu Dhabi T10, Mzansi Super League (MSL), Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), International Hockey Federation (FIH), Big Bash League (BBL), European Cricket League (ECL), European Cricket Series (ECS), European T20 Slam, Karnataka Premier League (KPL), Pro Volleyball League (PVL) and the T20 Mumbai League. 

In April 2019, Dream11 became the first Indian gaming company to enter the ‘Unicorn Club’. A Series D funded company, Dream11 was founded in 2008 by Harsh Jain and Bhavit Sheth. Dream11 has been ranked #10 among India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces in 2019 and was recognised as one of the top 10 innovative companies in India by Fast Company in 2019. Kalaari Capital, Think Investments, Multiples Equity, Tencent and Steadview Capital are the marquee investors in Dream11.

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About the European Cricket Series 

The new Dream11 European Cricket Series is igniting European domestic cricket, promising 400 matches from 100 matchdays of exciting T10 cricket all across Europe, making it potentially one of the largest broadcasted TV cricket events in the world.

About the European Cricket League 

The European Cricket League (“ECL”) is the Champions League of European cricket. Founded by Daniel Weston, Roger Feiner, Frank Leenders and Thomas Klooz. Hailed as a cricketing equivalent of the UEFA Champions League, the second-staging – ECL20 – will be played from May 31- June 7, 2020, at the La Manga Club in Spain. For more details, contact press@ecl.team

About the European Cricket Network 

European Cricket Network (ECN) is the digital home of European cricket – the go-to platform to live stream European Cricket with live scores and stats available on the web and mobile platforms via www.ecn.cricket