Newsletter of International Schools Cricket Tournament 2018

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Newsletter of International Schools Cricket Tournament 2018

Welcome and introduction

Hellenic Cricket Federation (HCF) is pleased to invite schools groups/ clubs/teams, from across the globe, to take part in the INTERNATIONAL CRICKET SCHOOLS TOURNAMENT 2018.  Students/Players must be between 14-17 years old. At the Tournament will participate up to ten teams/school groups.

Format    

T20 Tournament. One innings per side, each innings limited to a maximum of 20 overs.

Tournament  entry

Each member of a team/school will   pay the amount of the 200, 00 euros as an entry fee.  Hellenic Cricket Federation will provide this minimum cost only for 18 persons per team/school (15 players and three officials). The amount of 200 euros per person  includes:

  • 7-night accommodation at a four-star Hotel (Ionian Park Hotel) in dbl/twin or triple rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hotel daily
  • Transfers Airport (Port) – Hotel – Airport (Port)
  • Transfers from the Hotel to the Venues and return
  • Transfers for any scheduled event of the Tournament
  • Gala Dinner on Saturday evening.
  • Trophies

Players date of birth

All students/players must have been born from 1/1/2001-31/12/2004. Dates will be checked by the Tournament Referee at the Managers and Umpires meeting which will be held before the start of the tournament. Exceptionally at the tournament will be able to participate up to three (3) younger players. The teams who wish to use younger players must submit to the Hellenic Cricket Federation the Special Dispensation – Underage application form signed by the guardian of the player at least two (2) months before the start of the Tournament.

Tournament venue/grounds

The tournament will be held on the beautiful island of Corfu. Corfu is one of the most cosmopolitan islands of Greece, located on the northern side of the Ionian Sea. Two to three grounds will be used for the Tournament. One is the Marina cricket ground which is 2km away from the hotel. The second is the Espianada square ground which is situated at Corfu town and 10km from the hotel. All grounds have artificial pitches. All teams will play in all grounds

Dates

The matches of the tournament will be held from Monday 25th till Saturday 30th of June.

Organizers

Host: Hellenic Cricket Federation (H. C. F)

Arrival and departure

Teams should organize to arrive in Corfu on Sunday 24th of June and depart on Sunday 1st of July. Coaches will transport teams from the airport to the hotel. Transfer time to hotel from the airport is about  30- 45 minutes respectively.  Flight details to be sent to the Tournament organizer at contact@cricket.gr.

Tournament umpires and officials

Every team is required to provide one umpire (with umpiring diploma if it is possible or cricketing experience) and one scorer (in a good level) who will participate to all the matches of the tournament. These two should be notified in the application form. Team officials will be fully responsible for the discipline of their team members during the event and period of stay. Participants are advised to ensure the safety of their belongings at all times.

Managers, coaches and captains meetings

There will be a meeting of team officials chaired by the Tournament Referee, on the evening before the first day of the tournament.

Accommodation

All the teams (players and officials will accommodate at Ionian Park Hotel (4 star Hotel). Accommodation is booked on a bed, breakfast and dinner basis. H.C. F will provide accommodation only with the entry fee   for 18 persons (15 student & 3 officials).  Any extras must be settled in cooperation with Hellenic Cricket Federation Office. Hotel rooming list to be sent to the Tournament Organizer.

Details of the hotel

Ionian Park Hotel

Web: www.parkhotelcorfu.com

Phone: (+30) 26610.91310

Fax: (+30) 26610 91531

Email: info@parkhotelcorfu.com

Meals

Breakfast and dinner are provided in the hotel. It is essential that all schools/teams inform the Tournament Organizer at contact@cricket.gr of any special dietary requirements

Medical facilities

There will be pharmacies boxes at all grounds. In case of emergency, there will be full cover from the national center of urgent need.

 

Gala dinner

There will be a Gala Dinner on Saturday 30th of June. All teams may wear evenly shirts and trousers or blue jeans (or other uniform appearance) and the officials must wear a tie. The event must be attended by all participants.

Photo shooting

There will be a photo shooting of all the participants of the tournament. The date and time will be set according to match schedule. Teams should be uniform dressed (with their playing clothes) and the officials must wear a tie.

 

Awards

  • Το the winning team will be given trophy and medals.
  • To the Runners-up will be given trophy and medals.
  • To the 3rd place will be given medals
  • Player of the Tournament award
  • Spirit of cricket team award
  • In all participating teams will be given diplomas/certifications.                                                         Weather The weather in Corfu during June is 23°C (73°F), reaching a high around of 27°C (82°F) and a low of 17°C (64°F).

Finance

To secure a place in the Tournament a deposit of 500 euros per school/team is required. As per every year, H.C.F   will run a strict “first come first served” policy. Schools or teams who wish to participate in the Tournament,  must submit the application form completed and make the deposit no later than 31/1/2018.  Participating schools/teams must proceed to the deposit of the 30% of the cost the latest by 30/04/2018. Final payment to be made by 30/5/2018. Hellenic Cricket federation holds the right of the extension the deadlines in special circumstances.

 

 

Information required

The following information is required from each participating school/team:

– Squad Photo

– Country Flag and School-team Logo

– Short history and Squad details including captain, players, coach, manager, and officials

All information to be provided to the Tournament Organizer at contact@cricket.gr

For any further information please contact Hellenic Cricket Federation Office at  contact@cricket.gr                           Tel. +30  26610 36560

 

THE PRESIDENT                                                                        THE GENERAL SECRETARY                                                                                          

ΙOSIF NIKITAS                                                                            STYLIANOS GOUSTIS