The Eman Cup, a national inter-Madrassah cricket competition supported by the ECB!

National Finals Day at Lord’s Cricket Ground
Sunday 12th May 2024

Regional tournaments
Park Avenue Cricket Ground, BRADFORD – Saturday 27th April
The Trafford Cricket Centre, MANCHESTER – Sunday 28th April
Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, BIRMINGHAM – Saturday 4th May
Alec Reed Academy Community Sports Centre, WEST LONDON – Sunday 5th May
Leyton Sports Ground, EAST LONDON – Saturday 11th May

Welcome to The Eman Cup, a national inter-Madrassah cricket competition supported by the ECB!

We are thrilled to announce this exciting opportunity for students aged 8 to 11 from Madrassahs across the UK. This competition aims to foster a love for cricket, promote teamwork and provide a platform for young talents to shine.

The tournament will be held in Birmingham, Bradford, London and Manchester. Madrassahs can choose the most suitable regional tournament to participate in.

  • Each region will host a tournament featuring up to 12 teams
  • Teams will be divided into groups of 4 or 5 teams.
  • Each team will play a minimum of 3 matches in its group.
  • A final with the best two teams from the group stages will take place for the regional championship
  • The regional champions will proceed to the National Finals Day.


Park Avenue Cricket Ground
78 Canterbury Ave Bradford BD5 0PY


Leyton Sports Ground Crawley
Road Leyton E10 6PY


The Trafford Cricket Centre Talbot Rd
Old Trafford Stretford M16 0PXY

Eden Boys’ Leadership

Academy, Birmingham East

441 Alum Rock Rd, Birmingham B83DT


Bengarth Rd, Northolt UB5 5LQ


Mark your calendars for this spring, as the regional tournaments will take place on weekends in April and May. The grand finale will be held in May at the home of cricket – Lord’s Cricket Ground, London.


We encourage both boys and girls aged 8 to 11 to take part in this exhilarating event. The best part? It is completely free to enter! Not only will participating Madrassahs have the opportunity to showcase their cricket skills, but they will also receive free kit and equipment courtesy of the ECB. Additionally, the ECB will provide free training to staff and volunteers, equipping them with the necessary coaching skills to nurture young cricketers.


To register your Madrassah for the competition, simply click the button above and complete the online form. Once the registration is complete, we will be in touch with you to confirm your entry.

Don’t miss out on this incredible chance to be a part of the The Eman Cup. Let’s come together, celebrate the spirit of cricket and witness the next generation of cricketing talent unfold on the field!

Key FAQs for the Eman Cup:

What is the Eman Cup?

A national inter-Madrassah cricket competition for Madrassah students aged 8 to 11, supported by the ECB, aimed at fostering a love for cricket, promoting teamwork, and showcasing young talents managed by Faith Associates.

What are the dates and venues for the regional tournaments?

Regional tournaments are scheduled for late April and early May in

  • Bradford – 27th April
  • Manchester – 28th April
  • Birmingham – 4th May
  • West London – 5th May
  • East London – 11th May

National Finals Day on 12th May 2024 at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London.

How and when can we register?

Registration is online through the provided “Register Now” link. It’s essential to complete the registration by the deadline mentioned in the announcement.

Registration link :

Who is eligible to participate?

Boys and girls aged 8 to 11 enrolled in Madrassahs across the UK.

Can parents and coaches be involved?

Yes – ECB and Faith Associates are actively providing training and support for organisations and individuals to be actively involved in the Eman Cup and other grassroots initiatives. We are actively looking for volunteers

Is there a registration fee?

No, the tournament is free to enter. Participating teams will also receive free cricket kits and equipment courtesy of the ECB.

Who can I contact for more information?

For further details, participants should contact the organizers through the information provided in the registration form or the announcement.

How will the tournament be structured?

The tournament features regional competitions leading to a National Finals Day. Each regional tournament hosts up to 10 teams divided into two groups, with winners advancing through to the finals.

Who is managing the tournament?

Faith Associates is managing the programme. Its part of the Beacon Mosques initiatives in raising the quality and standards of Mosques and Madrassah with improving diversity and inclusion in sports

Its also looking to help in the grassroots development of sports and recreational activities in partnership with governing bodies

Its also part of Faith Associates drive in the “Strive sports” and “active Sunnah” arena, helping organisations and individuals get actively involved in structured play and developing talent

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