Swedish Cricket Federation

Swedish Cricket Federation

Cricket in Sweden

The CEO of Mundus International, Jessica Nilsson Williams, proudly supports the Swedish Cricket Federation (SCF) and is a Member of the Board of the federation. In 2015, SCF was officially admitted into Sweden’s National Sports Confederation (Riksidrottsförbundet, RF)  last year, recognising cricket as an official sport in Sweden.

Cricket is one of the fastest growing sports in Sweden and has increased in five years from 13 to 49 teams, with over 3,000 registered players. In 2015, cricket was voted into the Swedish Sports Confederation and played in four different divisions and youth tournaments; it is now played throughout Sweden.  In August 2016, the Swedish Cricket Federation and the City of Stockholm  hosted the 2016 European Cricket Championship Division 2.

“The Swedish Cricket Federation is a modern, innovative association and a model in many ways. Cricket clubs have become meeting places for recent immigrants and residents, and it is not uncommon for some ten different nationalities to be on a single team. The European Championship in Sweden is a great opportunity to show off cricket’s international and Swedish profiles to a new audience,” says Tomas Eriksson, member of the Swedish Sports Confederation.

Embassy cricket 2015

We are proud organisers of a cricket game featuring an Embassy team vs an all Swedish team on 22 August, 2015.

Join us in August to celebrate cricket being recognised as an official sport in Sweden and the 25th Anniversary of the Swedish Cricket Federation. The game will take place on 22 August at the sports field of Gärdet in Stockholm. The T20 game (20 overs per side) will commence at 14:30.

The Embassy Team currently consists of players from the following embassies:

Afghanistan
Bangladesh
India
New Zealand
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
U.K.

Mr Aidan Liddle, Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy, will be captaining the Embassy Team.

For further information please see press release related to SCF becoming RF member and information on the RF website

Jessica Nilsson Williams is the CEO & Founder of Mundus International. She has a long-standing interest in international affairs, having studied and worked in the field for more than 20 years. She began her career as the political advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, and then worked in London and Singapore before returning to Stockholm. In 2011 she took up a senior role at the New Zealand Embassy before founding Mundus International in 2012. In addition to working for foreign missions, she has worked in sectors such as NGOs and non-profit organisations (e.g. the Clinton Foundation and the International Red Cross), and television.