Formed in 1990 as a non-profit organisation, the present Belgian Cricket Federation was a Founding Member of the European Cricket Council (ECC) and is now an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (BOIC).
Registered under Belgian law as a non-profit organisation and operating as Cricket Belgium, it is the second Belgian Cricket Federation. The first was formed in the early 1900s and disappeared on the death of its long-term official Comte Joseph d'Oultremont in October 1942. No records have been found.
The BCF runs senior and junior cricket in Belgium and places most emphasis on development. Its national squads of senior, U19, U17 and U15 play in ICC-Europe Championships and a number of its junior sides play in the Dutch competition as well.
The BCF has always played an active role within European cricket. A former BCF chairman, Paul Larivière, was a previous member of the ECC Executive Committee, while Ken Farmiloe, its chairman, also held a seat on the ECC Executive Committee and was a long-serving member of the ICC-Europe Cricket Committee until the end of 2010.
All Officers and Executive Committee members of the BCF are directly elected by majority club vote at the Annual General Meeting and all serve entirely voluntarily.
The BCF has two staff members - Fazil Mahmoud, the national coach, and Jerome Bel, its manager.
The BCF can be contacted at:
Tel: +32 (0)276 701 42
Mobile: +32 (0)471 643 149