15 enthusiastic, pro-active umpires came together today at Sporttitalo, the Finnish National Olympic Committee building in Helsinki, to start two days of advanced ECB/ICC Stage 3 umpiring training and on-field match management.
This represents another massive step in developing a strong pool of quality umpires to manage the future expanding cricket programme in Finland by dynamic interaction and sharing of best practice amongst the group. The course lead tutor is Rob Smith, County Education Officer for Yorkshire & ECB, ably assisted by Cricket Finland's Jari Schabel.
Rob will close this initiative-packed weekend with tutor training on Sunday morning, helping Finland build a domestic, self-sustainable umpire development programme with a pathway to our league umpire panels and ultimately to the international stage.
#cricketforall #umpiringtalent #krikettiäkaikille
Selectors name the Finnish Bears squad for the historic three-match T20I series to be played at Kerava National Ground 17th & 18th August.
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Nathan Collins, capt. (club SKK)
Vanraaj Singh Padhaal, vice (Empire CC)
Jonathan Scamans (Empire CC)
Peter Gallagher (SKK)
Aravind Kumar Mohan (Turku United CC)
Aniketh Pusthay (Helsinki CC)
Shoaib Tahir Qureshi (Southern Stars CC)
Tonmoy Saha (Bengal Tigers CC)
Amjad Sher (Empire CC)
Hariharan Dandapani (Turku United CC)
Nurul Huda Shipon (Bengal Tigers CC)
Maneesh Chauhan (Helsinki CC)
Sanju Shrestha (Nordic Warriors SC)
Abdul Ghafar (Empire CC)
Injury reserve players:
Areeb Abdul Quadir (SKK)
Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe (Empire CC)
The selectors have decided that Shoaib Tahir Qureshi will have the privilege to skipper the Bears side to play the 1st warm-up T20 against Spain on Friday starting at 5pm at Kerava NCG. Jonathan Scamans will be his vice captain and keeper.
The squad of players selected for Friday's match are:
1. Shoaib Tahir Qureshi (captain)
2. Jonathan Scamans (vice & wk)
3. Maneesh Chauhan
4. Khalid Khan
5. Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe
6. Muhammad Ziaur Rehman
7. Abdul Ghafar
8. Waqas Raja
9. Adnan Syed
10. Sanju Shrestha
11. Areeb Abdul Quadir
12. Aniketh Pusthay
13. Tonmoy Saha
Congratulations to all selected. First Bears cap will be presented to Khalid Khan and Abdul Ghafar on Friday.
Official selections for the T20I's will be announced shortly.
FINNISH CRICKET HISTORY will be made in just over a week's time, when the Finnish national men's cricket team, the Bears, will play against Spanish national cricket team on 17th and 18th of August at Kerava National Cricket Ground.
Two Twenty20 International ICC ranking games will be played on Saturday, the first at 11:00-14:00 and the second 15:30-18:30; anyone interested in cricket is welcome to try out the great game between matches on the grass outfield at 14:00-15:00.
The 3rd T20I will be on Sunday 18th August at 11:00, following which the magnificant new trophy & medals will be presented to the winners of the 3-match series. This series represents the first time international cricket games of such standing being played in Finland!
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Suomen krikettimaajoukkue kohtaa Espanjan 17.8. Tule ja kannusta Suomi voittoon, sillä kyseessä T20 kriketin maaottelusarja ja taistelu tärkeistä kansainvälisistä ranking-pisteistä.
Keravan kansallinen krikettikenttä 17.8.
1. ottelu klo 11-14
Tutustu krikettiin (kaikille avoin kokeilumahdollisuus) klo 14-15
2. ottelu klo 15.30-18.30
3. ottelu su 18.8. klo 11-14
Ei pääsymaksua. Tervetuloa kannustamaan Karhut voittoon!
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A beautiful sunny morning in Svanholm Park is the magnficent scene set for the 1st T20I of this weekend in Copenhagen, where the Finnish Bears play the DCF T20 International XI.
Match will start at 11.00am local time (12:00 midday Finnish time)
The management team have named the following Bears XI:
Nathan Collins (c)
Vanraaj Padhaal (vc)
Aravind Kumar Mohan (wk)
Md Nurul Huda
Areeb Abdul Quadir
Shoaib Tahir Qureshi
Muhammad Ziaur Rehman
12th man Waqas Arif Raja
Also Cricket Finland's head umpire Sriharsha Kuchimanchi will be standing in his first T20I alongside DCF umpire Jesper Jensen.
Good luck to both sides today! #GoBears
Despite Australia losing today, there will still be a great opportunity to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup Final in Helsinki this Sunday July 14th with an Aussie flavour... :-)
The Aussie Bar in Kamppi, at Salomonkatu 5 will be showing the England v New Zealand final match on the big screen starting at 12:30pm sharp, so don't miss out and get yourself down to the climax of this mega event.
You will find all details of the bar here: https://aussiebar.net/helsinki/#Sport
Cricket Finland is proud to be a part of the Finnish NOC Multi-Sport event SM-viikko for the 4th year running, which kicks off today in Vantaa.
For those unaware of the competion concept, you will find a short summary in English here:
The Finnish National Ten10 cricket championships will be played out during the coming 4 days and will conclude with the grand final on Sunday July 7th, starting at 16:15 local time. All games from Friday onwards will be played at the Tikkurila Sports Park on grass.
National broadcaster YLE will be filming the various sports across the whole event, which will finish with the Ten10 Cricket Finland live broadcast on YLE2 and YLE Areena. As the digital online version is not geo-blocked, so you can catch the cricket even without access to a TV screen! Link to the general digital page here: https://areena.yle.fi/tv/ohjelmat/urheilu - while you will find the broadcast on Sunday as “SM-viikko: Kriketti” via this programme link: https://areena.yle.fi/1-50115338
Tune in folks!! #krikettiäkaikille #SMviikko #Vantaa
Cricket Finland are immensely pleased to announce the full-time appointment of Sriharsha Kuchimanchi as head umpire until end-September 2019. Sriharsha will also be an active working member of our strategic softball cricket integration group, assisting Board member Yaseen Khan in delivering on our potential and helping local clubs to grow.
Sriharsha has been very active furthering his umpiring career in India and South Africa, along with heading our own Cricket Finland online umpire development programme since last being in Finland in 2018.
Please welcome Sriharsha on and off the field of play! Next up duties standing in SM-viikko Ten10 matches, followed almost immediately with umpiring in Denmark with the Finnish Bears 12-14th July!
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