EMAN CUP 2024 Launch Press Release Warwickshire

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Mosque Al-Madina Crowned Warwickshire Madrassah Cricket Campions 2024

Bringing Cricket to the heart of England’s urban areas. National tournament with over 50 organisations participating.

Faith Associates in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are excited to launch the start of the first of its kind national inter-madrassah cricket tournament in 5 regions.

The EMAN CUP 2024, Under 11’s National Madrassah Cricket Tournament was launched in England / Yorkshire at the Park avenue Dome complex. A £1.5million pound facility managed by the Yorkshire cricket club. The third Regional tournament in Warwickshire was held at Eden Leadership Academy in Birmingham.

The first Tournament was held in the Bradford on the 27th April 2024 at the world class Park Avenue Bradford Dome owned by Yorkshire County Cricket Club. On the 28th at Old Trafford Indoor cricket academy in Manchester, the Lancashire regional tournament was held bringing eight Mosques from across the region together to compete to be crowned Lancashire champions. This past weekend, the Eman Cup took place in partnership with Warwickshire County Cricket at Eden Leadership Academy with four teams participating to be crowned regional champions.

The winners from the 5 counties will pay the finals at the “home of cricket” LORDs Cricket Ground.

Mosque and Madrassah cricket clubs from around Warwickshire arrived to compete in the EMAN CUP 2024. After a fierce round robin format. Al Madina and Iqra Centre Madrassah progressed to the final with Masjid Al Madina in Birmingham becoming the first Warwickshire regional champions and now be invited to Lords on 12th May to compete for the national championship.

Sabah Hamed ECB’s Diverse Communities, Volunteering Manager said; “The tournament is providing children (boys and girls aged 8-11) with an opportunity to play the beautiful game of cricket at iconic Cricket institutions such as Emirates Old Trafford and Lords Cricket Ground. These opportunities will inspire a new generation of children, with the final at Lords being a celebration day of excellence across five regions.

The Eman Cup is bringing together 50 cricket teams from Mosques/Madrassahs across the five regions, developing a key pathway and entry point for a new generation of players into the sport. A key part of the Eman cup is to develop and grow the sport in urban cities with increased access and support, and developing new institutions into affiliated cricket clubs that can provide access to cricket within the communities they serve.

Shaukat Warraich, CEO of Faith Associates, sees the Eman cup as a transformative project that will have a sustainable and lasting impact within the key communities involved’ “The Eman Cup has been 5 years in the making, building upon the delivery of various forms of recreational cricket by the team supported by the ECB. We have seen from the communities and institutions involved, the excitement and passion for Cricket, with everyone excited to be regional winners and wanting to represent their region in the final held at Lords Cricket Ground on the 12th May 2024. The Eman Cup is a transformative project that has the opportunity to develop a new generation of cricket players across five regions, providing them with a structure to compete, develop skills and play at iconic venues across England.”

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

More Information: www.faithassociates.co.uk/cricket

Faith Associates Contact Details

+44 (0) 1494 416202

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