Cricket City St.Gallen

The final of the Swiss championship takes place in the Gründemoos

On Sunday 11th October 2020 the St.Gallen Cricket Club want to become Swiss champion for the second time. The club has an eventful year behind it.

St Galler TAGBLATT, Ives Bruggmann - 09.10.2020

In 2018 St.Gallen crowned itself Swiss Champion (Photo: Hanspeter Schiess)
In 2018 St.Gallen crowned itself Swiss Champion (Photo: Hanspeter Schiess)

The St.Gallen Cricket Club is one of the most successful teams in Switzerland. In 2018 the St.Gallen team became Swiss champions for the first time.
On Sunday, the team will once again play the final for the league title against the Geneva Cricket Club on the Gründenmoos.

Team Captain Nasir Mahmood (PD)
Team Captain Nasir Mahmood (PD)

 

For the St.Gallen club, this is already the third major event it is hosting this season. Team captain Nasir Mahmood says:


"This was an interesting year. For us as a club as well as for the city of St. Gallen as host".

Both the European Cricket League (ECL) and the international tournament SwissT10 were organised by the St.Gallen Cricket Club together with the city of St. Gallen as organiser.
While cricket enjoys a niche existence in Switzerland, the sport is extremely popular in countries such as Great Britain, India and Pakistan.
During the summer tournaments, several 100s of thousands of spectators from all over the world watched live on the Internet.

The St.Gallen team won the title against Olten in 2018 (Photo: Hanspeter Schiess)
The St.Gallen team won the title against Olten in 2018 (Photo: Hanspeter Schiess)

Contested victory in the semi-final

Sportingly, St.Gallen is still a little in the discovery phase. Five players left the club before this season. But the trend is upwards.
Captain Mahmood led his team to success in a fierce semi-final against Cossonay. All that is missing is the perfect end to an eventful St.Gallen season.

 

Read the original article published in German by the St Galler Tagblatt online on 09.10.2020.