The European Cricket League (ECL) has been postponed until next year as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament was going to be held in Spain but government directives around mass gatherings, as well as fears over the transmission of coronavirus, have seen the cancellation of the second edition of the event.
The competition was supposed to a 16-team affair with franchises from all over Europe. It was due to commence on May 31 at La Manga Club and then continue for eight days. However, a state of emergency has been declared by the authorities, with further restrictions introduced by the regional government of Murcia due to the spread of the virus.
ECL Founder Daniel Weston said on the situation: “Pending further developments related to the pandemic, we are forced to make this decision to safeguard the health and well-being of fans, players, officials, teams, media members, staff and the general public.”