The Finnish Broadcasting Comapny YLE's talk radio channel YLE Puhe treated Finnish cricket fans to a cricket special, Kriketti-ilta (i.e. An Evening of Cricket) on May 21st. The programme was part of a special sports-themed series called Urheiluilta (or Sports Evening). Cricket Finland was ably represented by Maija Scamans. Her sidekick in explaining criket to the journalist Jere Pehkonen was Helsinki Metropolitan CC's Eemeli Peltonen.
Listen to the podcast or download the mp3 file on the YLE site as a suitable way of getting in the mood for Finnish Cricket Week, which is only ten days away.
In July 2013, Helsingin Uutiset tried to explain the importance of cricket to their Finnish readers. Result: it's like sauna to Asians. Whether that says more about the importance of sauna to Finns or cricket to Asians is a moot point, but here's the link - or find the full text below as a screen grab.
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