To all clubs and senior male players
This is an information from Secretary General (GS) Monica Söderberg regarding the implementation and scope of SPL this season.
WE WILL ARRANGE THE SPL EVENT IN STOCKHOLM ON JUNE 4-6. All other dates are out of scope.
We have unfortunately not succeeded with sending out correct information to all clubs in time. For that we are truly sorry. As GS and thereby responsible for the daily operations, I take full responsibility for the delay with communication as well as wrong dates being communicated. We do apologize for inconvenience that the late changes may cause, but with this change we will have a greater chance of not only arranging an event with quality but foremost to really be inclusive and give the top players of Sweden a chance to walk the pathway towards the National Team.
To be selected to play on the National Squad is a privilege for only a small group of players – it is earned by being one of the best qualified players given our guiding criteria Commitment, Cricket Performance, Team Values & Culture and Fitness. These are the pillars for all SCF’s National Teams.
The opportunity to try out however should include a larger group of players. We are therefore inviting the top 52 players in Sweden to this experience, again based on our selection criteria. The experience of SPL will be a key component of the pathway to the National Team and all players will grow and benefit from that experience.
The original scope for SPL included a selection process over a longer period of time with RSM’s (Regional Squad Managers) responsible for regional activities and coaching throughout the spring leading up to an identified group of 52 potentials being invited to the SPL. For this year circumstances have forced us to put that structure on hold. It is unfortunate since we had initiated the RSM’s recruitment process with good candidates showing interest to be part of SPL.
That is the primary reason why we choose to do the SPL in less than two weeks with an adjusted scope.
For questions or feedback, please contact GS Monica Söderberg – email@example.com.
Participation; Selected 52 top players by invitation from appointed National Team Coaches & Regional Coaches.
The 52 players will be selected with recommendations from RSM, Coaches and recent performance in SCF league
A player must have represented SPL team before getting eligible for national team. A player cannot bypass SPL and directly get into national team.
Player must have conducted good behaviour (no DC issue), follow code of conduct and have presented SCF in good terms both within Sweden and outside.
Place; Norsborg Cricket Grounds, Stockholm (hosted by Alby Zalmi Cricket Club)
Saturday 4/6 – arrival, fitness test and Team practice (4 teams)
Sunday 5/6 – 3 Team games at 9.00, 13.00 & 17.00
Monday 6/6 – 3 Team games (same times), evaluation and final selection of NT.
Thursday 9/6 – National Team travel to Germany on tournament
Sunday 12/6- National Team returns from Germany
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