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.
The FCA Board has authorised the Technical Director to make decisions on sanctioning events.
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:
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.
The reason for an event being classified as unsanctioned can also be that the organiser(s) have not contacted the Technical Director for sanctioning, but information regarding the planned event has been received through other channels.
Disapproved events have not been classified as approved cricket and participation in them is not permitted under the relevant FCA and ICC rules. 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
|Approved||Summer Hobby Cricket League||5.5.–29.7.2023||Espoo||Espoo Hobby Sports ry||TD||Start permission given|
|Unsanctioned||Tampere Champions Cup||9.–11.6.2023||Tampere||Tam Bangla Society||TD||Contact sought with organisers.|
|Unsanctioned||Tam Bangla Premier League||26.–28.5.2023||Tampere||Tam Bangla Society||TD||Contact sought with organisers.|
|Approved||Summer T20 Cricket Tournament||5.5.–16.7.2023||Espoo||Liikunta Mahdollisuus Kaikille ry||TD||–|
|Approved||Bangladesh Super League Summer 2023||15.–16.7.2023||Espoo||BTCC||TD||–|
|Approved||Helsinki Cricket Cup||8.–9.7.2023||Helsinki||AWCC||TD||–|
|Approved||Bangladesh Super League Winter 2023||26.2.2023||Espoo||BTCC||TD||–|
|Approved||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|