The Finnish Bears go hunting for T20 global ranking points this weekend in Copenhagen – all matches will be streamed live


The Finnish men’s national cricket team “Bears” will face the Danish men’s national team on 6th to 8th May 2022 in Copenhagen at the magnificent Svanholm Park Cricket Ground. The teams play a total of three T20i games that impact global ranking, as well as two A games without this official status.  

Denmark is currently ranked 39th and Finland 52nd in the international T20i ranking list. For the Finnish team the visit to Denmark means a possibility to gain valuable experience for the ICC 2024 Men’s T20 WC Europe Sub-Regional Qualifiers, that will be hosted in Kerava and Vantaa in July 2022. Finland will play in Qualifier A.  

The schedule of the games in Denmark (start times below are all in Finnish time):   

  • FRI 6.5. at 17.00 Denmark A vs Finland A 
  • SAT 7.5. at 12.00 T20i Denmark vs Finland  
  • SAT 7.5. at 16.30 T20i Denmark vs Finland 
  • SUN 8.5. at 12.00 T20i Denmark vs Finland 
  • SUN 8.5. at 16.00 Denmark A vs Finland A 

The games will be streamed via Danish Cricket Association’s, Dansk Cricket-Forbund’s, YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKk0NKT31rGuF3ehIQIULow 

The Bears’ Nathan Collins batting during Finland vs Sweden tournament, autumn 2021.

The extended Finnish men’s Bears national squad chosen by the three selectors is:  

  • Nathan Collins (Captain)  
  • Vanraaj Padhaal  
  • Aravind Kumar Mohan  
  • Hariharan Dandapani  
  • Mahesh Tambe  
  • Peter Gallagher  
  • Aniketh Pusthay  
  • Atif Rasheed  
  • Parveen Kumar   
  • Amjad Sher  
  • Mohammad Asaduzzaman  
  • Raaz Mohammad  
  • Jonathan Scamans  
  • Areeb Abdul Quadir  
  • Sapan Mehta  
  • Belayet Khan 
  • Nabin Sapkota (A player) 
  • Matias Brasier (A player) 
  • Matthew ”Matt” Jenkinson (Head Coach) 

Unfortunately, both Henry Sewell and Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman had to withdraw from the original selected squad very late, so Matias Brasier and Nabin Sapkota were drafted in and will travel for their first international A-game experience. 

Srinidhi Ravindra will take part in the Denmark-Finland tournament as official series umpire.  

More information:   

Andrew Armitage, Team Manager of the Bears,   

Matthew Jenkinson, Head Coach & Head Selector, mattjenkinson1@gmail.c