The mission of the Finnish Cricket Association is to make cricket a respected, successful, accessible, and fun sport in Finland.
The purpose of Cricket Finland (CF) is to promote cricket as a sport to as many Finns and foreign residents in Finland as possible, at all levels of sport, and to act as a common link for its members clubs. In addition, the Association promotes and monitors the development of the sport in our country and represents Finland in the sport’s international bodies.
The aim of the Association is to create opportunities for experiencing the joy of exercise brought by the sport, to as many different parts of the population as possible, and thereby contribute to the well-being and health of the enthusiasts, in addition to maintaining and improving their mobility. The special focus of the work is on guiding children and young people to the sport.
The Association achieves its purpose by carrying out education courses and training related to cricket, by supporting cricket clubs in their creation and internal development, by organising national cricket competitions at all levels of the sport, by supporting non-competitive recreational cricket and by creating opportunities for competing internationally. The Association also finances and publishes cricket related material, represents its members abroad, and maintains contact with similar organisations in other countries.
As a national governing body for the sport, Cricket Finland promotes the interests of cricket in Finland, and monitors that the Association and its affiliated clubs comply by the rules, regulations, obligations, and ethical principles of the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club), the ICC, Finnish sports law and directives, and other bodies that monitor and control sport and physical activity.
Cricket Finland has coded into its Code of Conduct, and in the lower level regulations that are based on the Code of Conduct, the sport’s ethical values. The Spirit of Cricket defined in the Preamble of the Laws of Cricket functions as the guiding principle in all cricket matches. Specific regulations have been created for the following areas:
– equal opportunities and equality (Equal Opportunity and Equality Plan) *
– Code of Conduct and Spirit of Cricket *
– Disciplinary Guidelines *
– Antidoping, punishments in doping situations (Antidoping Program, Anti-Doping Rules)
– Match corruption (Anti-Corruption Code)
The Finnish Cricket Association, Cricket Finland, was founded in 1999 by four member clubs. It became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) the following year. The grand opening of the Kerava National Cricket Ground in 2014 was a major milestone in Finnish cricket history. By the end of 2015, there were 30 registered cricket clubs already. In 2017, Cricket Finland became an associate member of ICC.
Cricket Finland is a member of Finnish Olympic Committee.