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Helsinkiläinen ”mysteerijoukkue” tekee kriketissä historiaa ja pääsee Euroopan Mestarien liigaan

CRICKET CLUB Helsinki Cricket Club (HCC) created history this summer by being the first Finnish team to ever qualify for the ECL or the Champions League of cricket.

HCC is the first Finnish team in the European Cricket League. The T20 Finnish Championship team will meet the other European league champion clubs in a May-June 2020 competition. The European Cricket League (ECL) is the “European Champions League” of cricket, played from May 31 to June 7. 2020. The tournament will be played in T10 format, with matches lasting one and a half hours. ESTABLISHED IN 1972, HCC, the oldest registered cricket club in Finland, aims to rank among the top three.

“We have been strong in the One Day format. Through hard work and continuous training, we have been able to get things rolling and, as a result, become the dominant T20 Finnish Champion, ”says HCC Chairman Zahoor Khan in the release.

HCC’s Aniketh Pusthay, Adnan Syed and Maneesh Chauhan also play for the Finnish national team.

“It is a great honor and privilege to be able to play against the best in Europe. We try to play our own game and enjoy it. Being the first Finnish team in the ECL is to our advantage, as others do not yet know us and how we play. Hopefully we can reverse the mystery team status to our advantage, ”says HCC captain Zahidullah” Niki “Kamal.

The Cricket Association is pleased with the challenges ahead for HCC.

“The fact that HCC will play in the European Cricket League next summer is a great achievement and will raise the mood and expectations among Finnish cricket fans,” says Andrew Armitage, chairman of the Finnish Cricket Association .

Taken from the following published article

HCC now accepts Smartum Liikuntaseteli

In keeping up with other sports clubs, Helsinki Cricket Club is proud to announce that we are registered with Smartum OY as service providers, which means that our members and potential trainees have an option to pay their membership fees and training or match fees through Smartum Sports and Culture Coupons or Liikuntaseteli as it is called in Finnish.

Smartum provides a growing network of Sports and related service providers, where customers can pay with the Smartum Vouchers they receive from their Employers.

HCC Champions 2019

HCC Champions 2019

Here we have a highlight reel from final of the Cricket Finland’s T20 Premier League Championship played between Helsinki Cricket Club and Empire CC, representing the incredible cricket season that HCC had in 2019. While our first team was crowned Champion in the One Day and T20 Premier league competition, the HCC 2nd Team fought against heavy odds and emerged victorious in the final of the Division1 T20 Club competition.

We salute the massive effort of all the players and management staff and also thank Cricket Finland for giving us a platform to shine through the well organised tournaments. Looking forward to an even more action packed season next summer as we may get a chance to represent Finland in the European Cricket League 2020. If you live in or around Helsinki, Finland, and are interested in playing cricket or train with Helsinki Cricket Club, feel free to reach out. We train every week during the winter on Wednesdays 6-7.30 at the indoor training facilities at Myllypuro Liikuntamylly, During summer months we participate in the T20 and One Day club competitions organised by the Finnish Cricket Association.

SM Viikko 2018 Schedule is out

Follow Helsinki Cricket Club as it competes in the Cricket tournament organised as part of the SM Viikko 2018 event, which shall also be televised on Yle TV. This is a T10 format competition with the qualifying rounds taking place as the Kerava National Cricket Ground as well as the newly laid synthetic wicket at Tikkurilla where the SM Viikko finals shall also take place.

Stream the Final online here :

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Here is the schedule of the event: