Below are some questions which we are frequently asked. If you have any suggestions for this page, or you need further details, please Contact Us.
Where and when do we play?
All league games and friendlies currently take place at Kriket Vinoř. It is very close to the Zamek Ctěnice on the outskirts of North Prague, "Ctěnice" is the nearest bus stop (full details are on the link).
We play a T20 League, a 40-over League and a Winter League. The weather is good enough for cricket from April to September, and the Winter League runs from January to March. We also welcome visitors and enjoy travelling, with visits to Germany, Austria, Poland, Malta and England in 2013.
Each club has a dedicated evening at the net facility in central Prague. The training net is located at Tenisové Centrum Olšanská, close to the Olšanksé Náměstí tram stop or Flora metro. There is a bowling machine stored on site also.
How can I start playing cricket in the Czech Republic?
We often receive enquiries from people in other countries asking how they can get involved - the simple answer is to live here and contact one of our Clubs.
Is it possible to play for the Czech national team?
Another question which we regularly receive from other countries. The simple answer is: yes, but you have to live here for at least four years, and play at least 50% of possible league games in that time. Please bear in mind also that only two "four year" players can qualify for the national team, and we already have some great talent in our ranks! Full details on national team selection can be found here.
Can I buy cricket equipment in the Czech Republic?
There are a few ways this can be done. Each club has some limited supplies of their own, and Hugo sells some basic equipment at Kriket Vinoř on matchdays.
Through ICC Europe, Czech Cricket has access to discounts on Kookaburra and Readers products - please ask us for more details.
Twitter has become an interesting arena for discovering other cricket suppliers, and PCC have compiled a list of cricketing contacts on there: twitter.com/PragueCricket/suppliers/members. Cricketing specialists It's Just Cricket have proven to be particularly helpful and come highly-recommended!
Where can I watch cricket on TV in Prague?
The situation with Sky Sports pubs in Prague is seemingly constantly in flux, so it's hard to recommend anywhere in particular. Sportbar Praha has recently moved to a new central location, they might be able to help if the game doesn't coincide with any football. Indian restaurant IBN offers good food and a comfortable downstairs area to watch games in, 10 minutes walk from Florenc - please contact them to advise in advance. Hooters is a fun central option.
Otherwise LiveSport.tv offers a subscription service for Sky Sports online in Europe (approx 250kc per month). We hope that more services like this, and the recent Youtube streaming of England-Australia and Ireland-Afghanistan matches, will lead to more such options in the future. In the meantime you will have to rely on google searches for illegal streams at home - it's unfortunate but there are no other options at this time.
T20 cricket has opened up a broadcast window, with its shorter form being more attractive for TV companies. The IPL has been shown live on Youtube in recent years, and Eurosport2 in Czech Rep has shown events such as the World T20 (and its qualifying tournament) and the Champions League T20. We will promote these events when they are on - and occasionally, when there's nothing else on, we might even get to watch T20 on the big screen at Riegrovy Sady (it has happened once!).