Cricket has always been an integral part of the Indian community and as the people migrated to other countries in search of livelihood so did cricket moved with them.
The history of cricket in Israel is also very old. The first migrants from India in the 1950s brought the game to Israel and since then it has flourished in this country. The passion for the game had expanded and an official cricket league was set up in the early 90s “Israel Cricket Association”.
Currently, the leagues are played in two divisions.
|Division 1 Leauge||Division 2 Leauge|
|Kiryat Gat Cricket Club||Ashdod A Cricket Club|
|Lod Rangers Cricket Club||Beer Sheva Cricket Club|
|Neve Yonatan Shimson Cricket Club||Beer Sheva Masters|
|Raanana Cricket Club||Dimona A Cricket Club|
|Sri Lanka Jerusalem Cricket Club||Dimona-C Cricket Club|
|Sri Lanka Tel Aviv Cricket Club||Eilat Sitar Cricket Club|
|Super Lions Lod Cricket Club||Lions Lod Academy|
|Young Ashdod Cricket Club||Moadon Lod Cricket Club|
|Petach Tiqwa Cricket Club|
|SriLanka Youth Cricket Club|
The matches are played in 40 over format and the games are played on Saturday. The new T20 league is also been played now and offers a very exciting mode of play.
The league is played at the following cricket grounds.
- Dimona Cricket Ground
- Eilat Cricket Ground
- Hadar Yosef Cricket Ground, Tel Aviv
- Kiryat Gat Cricket Ground
- Lod Cricket Ground
Cricket is also being played at various universities by the Indian students/visitors. Luna Park in Tel Aviv also hosts few games and tournaments in summers. Few night league matches are also being played in Petach Tiqwa too.
I shall be presenting more such details about cricket in Israel soon.
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