2018 T20 ELITE PROGRAMME & SELECTION PROCESS – CLUB ACTION REQUESTED
PRINCIPLE OF THE TOURNAMENT: To offer the highest level of T20 cricket in Finland to a wider group of players, to have the best playing against the best and support the pathway to the Finnish National Team
SQUADS: 3 sets of 14-15 players
MATCHES: 9 games with international quality white balls
MATCH DATES: Sat. 9th June – Sat. 14th July – Sat. 4th August, all at KNCG, starting 10:30am
TOURNAMENT SELECTORS: Andrew Armitage (NT manager), Nathan Collins (NT skipper), Yasir Quadir (NT coach) & Maneesh Chauhan (national U21 coach & NT player)
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR (TD), UMPIRES & SCORERS: To be confirmed
SELECTION PROCESS: NT squad players (all current) + selected players from Finland U21 squad + open nominations invited from CF member clubs for up to 3 players to be considered for selection; selectors retain the right to select other players not nominated (based on stats, performance etc.) => nominated players will be considered for selection for the remaining 20-25 places; see names of the NT & U21 players selected at the foot of this memo, so you are aware of those already included in selection.
PLAYER CONTRIBUTION: Match fee for each player on a per match basis; 3 skippers will collect the match fee on the day and give to the TD on each match day; cost coverage for a part of balls, umpire fees, TD & scorers fees, playing clothing & ground cost => match fee 10€/player/match
DEADLINE FOR SELECTIONS: Nominations from clubs by LATEST 20th April using official club email to FCACHAIRMAN@CRICKETFINLAND.COM; final selections 15-man squads announced by latest May 9th
PLAYING WEAR: CF will provide navy-blue trousers and navy-blue batting pads and will source 45 playing shirts (a part of the cost included in match fee) from Surridge in 3 different colours. Clothing to be returned and washed after each match day.
NT players already currently included in the above selections:
Senior Squad (14) - Nathan Collins, Rubal Pathak, Peter Gallagher, Jonathan Scamans, Tatu Vehviläinen (SKK); Hariharan Dandapani, Mahesh Tambe, Aravind Kumar Mohan, Tariq Shahzad (Turku Utd); Vanraaj Padhaal, Amjad Sher (Empire); Tonmoy Saha (BTCC); Hamzah Mukhtar (Tampere CC); Maneesh Chauhan (HCC)
U21 Squad (5) – Areeb Abdul Quadir (Kerava); Abdul Rauf Hajiibrahim (Tampere CC); Arun Bhatia (HCC); Adnan Syed (OKK); Sanju Shrestha (Nordic Warriors)
CRICKET FINLAND 08/04/2018