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Constitution of the Finnish Cricket Association
Name, seat, and purpose of the association
1. The name of the association (henceforth also federation) is Suomen Krikettiliitto ry and its seat is the City of Helsinki.
2. The purpose of the association is to promote cricketing activities among Finns and people residing in Finland at all levels of the sport, and to act as a point of contact between current and future members of the association. Furthermore, the association promotes and supervises the development of the sport in the country.
3. The federation fulfils its purpose by:
a) undertaking cricket education activities in Finland,
b) facilitating the establishment of new cricket clubs,
c) organising national and international competition activities at all levels of cricket and coordinating participation in international competitions,
d) compiling rules for competitions organised by the federation, rules for competition activities, codes of conduct, and disciplinary rules, supervising adherence to the rules and resolving disputes related to them,
e) releasing and publishing cricketing material,
f) representing its members internationally and communicating with respective foreign organisations,
g) advocacy of cricket domestically and ensuring adherence to obligations and rules binding on the federation.
Membership and annual fees of the federation
4. Only a registered association or other competent organisation, that agrees to be bound by the Constitution and lower-level rules of the federation, may be admitted as an ordinary member of the federation. New members are admitted by the Board of the federation.
A membership application must be submitted to the Board in writing and the Constitution and proof of registration of the organisation attached.
The federation may have natural persons and competent organisations as supporting members that pay an annual membership fee adopted by the annual general meeting of the federation. Natural persons and competent organisations that have paid the membership fee and want to support the activities of the federation can join as life members.
5. A member may secede from the federation by notifying the Board or the chairperson in writing, or by making a minuted submission of the secession in a general meeting. The secession shall enter into force at the end of the calendar year during which it has been notified or submitted. The seceding member is liable to fulfil its financial obligations stemming from this Constitution for the year the secession has been notified or submitted.
6. The Board of the federation may expel a member if the member does not fulfil the obligations laid out in the Constitution and adhere to the decisions made by the federation, or if the member acts against the objectives of the federation or in a manner that is harmful to the federation.
The decision to expel a member is considered to have been notified to the member in five (5) days after it has been mailed to the member by registered mail. The decision to expel a member may be appealed in writing to a general assembly. The letter of appeal must be delivered to the Board within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the decision to expel the member.
The Board of the federation may expel a member or withhold playing rights in competitions organised by the federation is a member has not fulfilled the obligations set in the Constitution by the end of March of the following year. The member must be allowed to be heard in the matter before action is taken.
7. A person who has continuously and for a longer time promoted the attainment of the objectives of the federation, or has otherwise acted in the benefit of the federation, may be inducted as honorary chairperson or honorary member by a decision of the general assembly, or the Board may award them a decoration of the federation.
8. The membership fee is established by a general assembly separately for each membership category for the period of one year at a time.
Governance of the federation
9. The governing bodies of the federation are a general assembly and the Board The term of the Board is two years and it expires in the general assembly that elects a new Board.
10. The Board must deliver invitations to general assemblies by mail or e-mail at least four (4) weeks before the general assembly.
An ordinary member that wishes to include an item on the agenda of the general assembly must make a written proposal to the Board three (3) weeks before the meeting.
If the Board so decides, participation in a general assembly may be arranged by remote connection or other technical aid.
11. In a general assembly, each ordinary member has a single vote that is used by a representative authorised by the member.
A member that has not fulfilled its membership obligations by the end of the January of the following year does not possess a vote in a general assembly.
Supporting, life, and honorary members do not possess a vote in a general assembly.
The chairperson of the federation, the members of the Board of the federation, and officials appointed by the Board of the federation have the right to be present and command the floor in a general assembly.
12. The decision adopted by the general assembly shall be the proposal that has been supported by more than half of the votes cast. In case of a tie, the proposal that the chairperson of the federation announces their support for shall prevail, except for elections where lots shall be drawn.
Closed ballots shall always be used in elections. Closed ballots shall be used in other votes if ten (10) votes present so demand.
If there is more than a single candidate, the person prevailing in the election for the chairperson of the federation shall be the candidate who acquires more than half of the votes cast. If no candidate acquires more than half of the vote, a second round of voting shall ensure between the two candidates who have acquires the greatest number of votes.
If there are more candidates than there are seats, an election for the other members of the Board shall ensue using personal majority voting. A representative may write at most as many names on the ballot as there are seats available. All names written on a ballot have the same weight. Candidates who have acquired the greatest number of votes shall be elected.
Empty votes are not counted as cast votes.
13. The ordinary general assembly is held annually in March or April
Extraordinary general assemblies are held when the Board so decides or 1/10 of the members with a vote so demand in writing from the Board for addressing one or more matters set out by the members. In the latter case, the invitation to the general assembly must be sent within three (3) weeks of the delivery of the demand to the Board.
A general assembly is quorate when it has been convened according to the requirements in this Constitution and at least one (1) vote is present.
14. In an ordinary general assembly
other agenda items are addressed
15. The Board of the federation comprises the chairperson and at least two (2) but no more than five (5) other members elected by a general assembly. The Board elects a vice chairperson from its members and may assign specific areas of responsibility to its members.
16. The Board is convened by an invitation from the chairperson or the secretary of the Board. The invitation must be delivered to all members of the Board at least one week in advance. The meeting is quorate is the chairperson or the vice-chairperson is present and at least half of the whole Board are present.
The decision of the Board shall be the opinion supported by over half of the votes cast. Empty votes are not counted as votes cast. In a meeting of the Board each member shall have one (1) vote. In the event of a tie, the opinion of the chairperson shall prevail, except for elections where lots shall be drawn.
17. The Board shall act as the executive of the federation and it disposes of its duties according to laws, this Constitution, and the decisions of general assemblies. In particular, the duties of the Board comprise:
18. Penalties for breaches of the competition rules and disciplinary rules of the federation shall be established in lower-level rules applicable at that time. Decision made pursuant to this section may be appealed to the Finnish Sports Arbitration Board as specifically allowed by the lower-level rules.
In suspected anti-doping violations, disciplinary powers shall be wielded from 1.1.2021 on by the disciplinary entity specified in the Finnish Anti-Doping Code.
19. The authority to enter into contracts for the federation shall be held by the chairperson or the vice-chairperson together or either one with one other member of the Board. The Board may authorise the above or another person to enter into contracts for the federation either alone with another authorisee.
Accounts, auditing, and operations inspections
20. The activity period and financial year of the federation is the calendar year.
Financial statements are posted for inspection with an annual report, minutes from general assemblies and Board meetings, and other necessary documents, to the auditors and/or operations inspectors at least one month in advance of the ordinary general assembly. The statement(s) from auditors and/or operations inspectors are delivered to the Board at least fourteen days in advance of the ordinary general assembly.
Amending the Constitution, dissolution of the federation, disbandment of the federation
21. A decision to amend the Constitution shall enter into force is the amendment has been supported by at least three quarters of the votes cast.
22. The dissolution of the federation requires decisions supported by at least three quarters of the votes cast in two consecutive general assemblies convened at least one month apart.
23. If a decision to dissolve the federation has been adopted, the remaining funds shall be distributed in a manner adopted by the latter of the general assemblies where the decisions to dissolve the federation have been adopted. The distribution of funds shall promote the development of cricket in Finland in the best possible way.
24. If the federation is disbanded, the remaining funds must be used in the best possible way to promoted the development of cricket in Finland.
FCA Anti-Corruption Code
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FCA Anti-Competition Manipulation Programme
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FCA Anti-Doping Programme
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FCA Anti-Doping Rules
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FCA Equality & Non-Discrimination Plan
Cricket is a sport played and followed globally, and ensuring inclusion and diversity are important goals for Cricket Finland.
FCA Code of Conduct and Spirit of Cricket
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FCA Guidelines on Dealing with Cases of Harassment or Discrimination
Finnish Version (English version coming soon!)
FCA Environmental Programme and Plan
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FCA Travel Policy 2023
Here you can find travel policy guidelines & information for the current year.
The Finnish Cricket Association (FCA) is the governing body for all cricket played in Finland. To safeguard the image and reputation of the sport, the FCA has imposed a sanctioning regime for matches and competitions played in Finland.
Playing in leagues organised by the FCA requires commitment from the players. The quality of gameplay suffers considerably if the best players are not available to play during the short outdoor season. To safeguard the quality of competitions organised by the FCA, the Board has imposed a requirement for all licensed players to acquire a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) if they want to play in matches or competitions that are not organised or sanctioned by the FCA. The NOC requirement applies to matches played in Finland as well as abroad.
The FCA Board has authorised the Technical Director to make decisions on sanctioning events and granting NOCs to clubs and players.
For further information, please contact .
All matches and competitions that are not organised by the Finnish Cricket Association must be sanctioned by the FCA if the participants include FCA member clubs or players who possess a valid player license.
To sanction an event, the FCA generally requires the organiser to fulfil the following basic conditions:
Please submit your application through this form.
Organisers are requested to submit their sanctioning applications at least six weeks before the planned event.
Exception: Friendly domestic matches involving at least one FCA member club
If the match does not form a part of a larger competition, and both clubs are Finnish, the FCA Board has decided that the match is automatically sanctioned as approved cricket, provided that the following requirements are met:
All member clubs of the FCA must acquire a No-Objection Certificate if they wish to field a team in a match or competition
This requirement applies to matches and competitions played in Finland as well as abroad.
Please submit your application through this form
A licensed player must acquire a No-Objection Certificate if they want to participate in a match or competition
Please submit your application through this form
Below you can find completed and pending sanctioning decisions made by the Board of the Finnish Cricket Association and bodies to which the Board has delegated its sanctioning powers.
Approved events are classified as approved cricket. Further conditions may have been imposed for the sanctioning of the event. When an event has been approved, licensed players may participate in the event without No-Objection Certificates, and FCA member clubs are allowed to post teams to participate in the event.
Unsanctioned events have not been classified as approved cricket. No-Objection Certificates must be acquired by licensed players and FCA member clubs to participate in the event. Participation without a NOC is penalised according to relevant FCA rules.
Disapproved events have not been classified as approved cricket. No-Objection Certificates will not be granted to licensed players and FCA member clubs for participating in the event. Participation is penalised according to relevant FCA rules.
Events for which the application is still In Process are being considered by the relevant body and events for which the application has been Retracted did not receive a decision before the organiser decided to abort the process.
For more information on sanctioning decisions, please contact
|In Process||Helsinki Cricket Cup||16.-17.7.2021||Vantaa||Arctic Wolves Cricket Club||TD||–|
|Approved||Viapori Cup||5.9.2020||Helsinki||Merisotakoulun Kriketti Klubi||TD||Hobby event|
|Approved||Fin-Fun T20||27.8.-9.9.2020||Helsinki||VCC, HCC, FPC||TD||–|
|Approved||Soft Ball Cricket League||14-15.8.2020||Espoo||Shaurya CC||TD||–|
|Retracted||Independence Cup||14-15.8.2020||Kauniainen||FinCricket Club||TD||Cancelled|
|Approved||Finn-Bangla||1-2.8.2020||Pietarsaari||Sukanta Saha etc||TD||Rescinded and reissued|
|Approved||Helsinki Cricket Cup||24-25.7.2020||Vantaa||Club’71 Kriketti Seura||TD||–|
|Approved||Turku Indoor Tournament||18.4.2020||Turku||Turku United Cricket Club||FCA Board||Cancelled|
Disciplinary guidelines for 2021 will be published soon. Last year’s files are still valid, and will remain so until further notice.
Guidelines document here.