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Tell us how cricket has changed your life and win a Flicx match pitch

Thu, Nov 22, 2012 4:10 PM


The International Cricket Council- Europe is delighted to be partnering with Flicx UK to offer one lucky winner a brand new Flicx match pitch for one cricketing community around Europe as well as runners up prizes of Crazy Catches.

To enter the competition we are looking for stories illustrated by an image showing, how cricket has made a difference to your life and to your community? Anyone whether they be an individual or team can enter from any European Member country, if you have been inspired to play the game whatever your circumstance – we want to hear about it!

After the closing date in mid February, the finalists will be posted online and the winner will be the image and story with the most shares and likes on Facebook which also serves to promote cricket to all corners of Europe.

Speaking about the competition Nick Pink, ICC Regional Development Manager – Europe commented, “Cricket has the potential to captivate and inspire people of every age, gender, background while building bridges between continents, countries and communities. We would encourage European Member clubs to consider entering this competition and are grateful to Flicx for providing a prize that will improve the facilities of our winners, giving more people access to the game,” said Pink.

On behalf of Crazy Catch, Richard Beghin added, “Flicx Pitches have provided new playing surfaces for youngsters around the world for the last 12 years having originally been designed and developed in South Africa for youngsters in Townships. Flicx and ICC have worked closely over the years to help develop cricket and this competition will be a great way for clubs around Europe where cricket is not so easily accessible, to improve their facilities and demonstrate the power of the sport. By entering the competition it’s also a great opportunity to raise the profile of your club locally using the power of social media,” said Beghin.

Competition Format-
Entries are now being sought from ANY individuals or clubs around Europe. To enter simply describe ‘How cricket has made a difference to your life and to your community?’ Maybe you were inspired, taken the game to an area where it hasn’t been played before, have overcome barriers or helped others to improve their cricket or know someone who does.

Please write and submit in no more than 250 words your entry with an accompanying photo to marketing@flicx.com before the deadline of 14 February 2013. Following judging by an independent panel, on the 7 March the finalists will be uploaded onto ICC Europe’s Facebook page and individuals will be able to read and vote for their favourite entry. You will have until the 30 March 2013 to place your vote and the winner of the Flicx match pitch will be the submission with the most likes and shares.

There will also be runners up prizes of Crazy Catches for second and third place. Don’t miss out on this fantastic chance to win a brand new pitch for your community- write your entry today and send to marketing@flicx.com

• Entries limited to ICC Europe Member Countries.
• Each entry must come from a club or individual association to a Member Cricket Federation
• Each entrant should adhere to the ‘spirit of cricket’
• Each submission must be received no later than midnight (GMT) on 14 February 2013
• Voting on Facebook will commence following ICC Europe’s newsletter on 7 March 2013
• Voting on Facebook will close midnight (GMT) on 30 March 2013
• The winners will be announced by 7 April 2013
• ICC Europe and Flicx UK have the right to use the pictures and stories submitted in their own media unless otherwise stated.



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