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Cricket training during COVID-19 pandemic: From 14th to 31st May

Published May 11th, 2019

These requirements have been drawn up for club training sessions only. Any changes for league play will be updated separately, considering, and following fully the instructions of the Finnish Government and relevant Health Authority.

The current message is that outdoor sport training without physical contact – which cricket indeed is – can be held within a framework of rules.

For CF and all clubs, it is essential that the requirements and rules of the health authorities are respected.

This includes:

  • That you must not gather more than 10 people
  • Keeping your distance always; participants must keep a minimum of 2 metres apart
  • That you must have a strong focus on hand hygiene
  • Avoiding physical contact
  • That you do not cough or sneeze on another person
  • To stay at home if you are feeling ill – even if you have only mild symptoms

Within this framework, CF recommends that:

  • Outdoor training can be started no earlier than 14 May 2020.
  • Training takes place in pairs or small groups (not more than 10 people).
  • You must have permission to access the location/ground where the outdoor activity takes place.
  • General recommendations by the authorities to keep your distance, avoid physical contact as much as possible and ensure good safety must be respected.
  • Each player must wash/disinfect their hands before and after any training session.
  • The Kerava clubhouse incl. changing rooms, etc. will be kept closed as will the dressing rooms of municipal grounds, i.e. you show up dressed and go home after training (public toilets may not be used, so take your own hand disinfectant to training).
  • If you have any symptoms or health impairments, you should not participate.
  • Equipment such as: Bat, balls, gloves, helmet must not be shared. Only use your own equipment.
  • In net training, each bowler must have his or her own ball, which must not be shared.
  • Do not spit on the ball or otherwise; no shining the cricket ball with sweat/saliva during training.
  • Avoid touching fixed installations.
  • Other equipment such as stumps etc. should not be touched by several players (e.g. only the coach)

There can be significant differences between clubs and grounds, so this is not a one-size-fits-all guide. In addition to the above guidelines, we recommend that you use common sense.Note, due to the aeration and reseeding process of the whole outfield, due to take place at Kerava NCG on Wednesday 13th May, the whole Kerava Ground will be out of bounds until June 1st.

Any club wishing to resume training activities in a proper manner can contact us via the e-mail address: 

Following the recent Finnish government information for gradual Corona lockdown relaxation between May 14th to May 31st, Cricket Finland has also decided to adapt its cricket training instructions to the clubs.

These requirements have been drawn up for club training sessions only. Any changes for league play will be updated separately, considering, and following fully the instructions of the Finnish Government and relevant Health Authority.

The current message is that outdoor sport training without physical contact – which cricket indeed is – can be held within a framework of rules.

For CF and all clubs, it is essential that the requirements and rules of the health authorities are respected.

This includes:

  • That you must not gather more than 10 people
  • Keeping your distance always; participants must keep a minimum of 2 metres apart
  • That you must have a strong focus on hand hygiene
  • Avoiding physical contact
  • That you do not cough or sneeze on another person
  • To stay at home if you are feeling ill – even if you have only mild symptoms

Within this framework, CF recommends that:

  • Outdoor training can be started no earlier than 14 May 2020.
  • Training takes place in pairs or small groups (not more than 10 people).
  • You must have permission to access the location/ground where the outdoor activity takes place.
  • General recommendations by the authorities to keep your distance, avoid physical contact as much as possible and ensure good safety must be respected.
  • Each player must wash/disinfect their hands before and after any training session.
  • The Kerava clubhouse incl. changing rooms, etc. will be kept closed as will the dressing rooms of municipal grounds, i.e. you show up dressed and go home after training (public toilets may not be used, so take your own hand disinfectant to training).
  • If you have any symptoms or health impairments, you should not participate.
  • Equipment such as: Bat, balls, gloves, helmet must not be shared. Only use your own equipment.
  • In net training, each bowler must have his or her own ball, which must not be shared.
  • Do not spit on the ball or otherwise; no shining the cricket ball with sweat/saliva during training.
  • Avoid touching fixed installations.
  • Other equipment such as stumps etc. should not be touched by several players (e.g. only the coach)

There can be significant differences between clubs and grounds, so this is not a one-size-fits-all guide. In addition to the above guidelines, we recommend that you use common sense.Note, due to the aeration and reseeding process of the whole outfield, due to take place at Kerava NCG on Wednesday 13th May, the whole Kerava Ground will be out of bounds until June 1st.

Any club wishing to resume training activities in a proper manner can contact us via the e-mail address: