September 3, 2006

European Championships

Finland return to Division 3

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Finland have returned to Division 3 of the European Championships after winning this week's 4th division tournament in Belgium.

Speaking to the teams at the tournament’s closing dinner, ICC European Development Manager Richard Holdsworth pointed out that three years ago Norway had played in the equivalent competition.

‘By winning three consecutive tournaments,’ Holdsworth said, ‘they have earned promotion to the 1st Division, and will also be part of Division 5 of the World Cricket League in 2007-2008.

‘This gives them an opportunity to reach the 2009 ICC Trophy, the qualifying tournament for the 2011 World Cup. In preparation for all this, they will receive a grant of $US20,000.’

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