Tariq Shahzad is the Vice Captain and part of the National Team Squad of Finland. Currently Tariq is playing for Turku Cricket Club based in Turku. Tariq was recently awarded as Best All Rounder and Best batsman of Finland.
1. Tell us About you?
Full Name: Tariq Shahzad
Date of Birth: 01/01/1982
Playing Role: Vice Captain
Batting Style: Aggressive
Bowling Style: Fast left arm attack bowling
Address: Turku, Finland
Country: Now in Finland. Original country Pakistan.
2. At Present: Are you a Coach? A cricket player? A cricket related business? A club Owner? A cricket Fan? Mention your work profile (if anything else).
Vice Captain of T20 team.
Excerpts from an Interview with Tariq Shahzad from Finland by Vishal Yadav
3. Are you playing cricket currently? If Yes - Since how long are you playing cricket? What level of cricket have you played so far in your country?
Since 12 years I am playing Cricket , playing in my city club, I am part of the Finland National Cricket Team squad.
4. Do you play for any club or a team? Mention their names? When was it founded? Where are you working currently?
TCC Cricket club, it was founded in 1997, working in Finland.
5. Where do you and your team see yourself in coming 5 years? Where do you want to focus in order to improve your cricket?
Club cricket in England, County Cricket.
6. Do your club/association have any website or facebook page? Mention their links.
Finland Cricket Group
7. Any recent achievements/activities that you had. (It could be organizing a small camp, or just playing a match or organizing a cricket camp or playing a tournament series) Do mention the date.
Best All Rounder and best Batsman of 2014, playing cricket in Finland SM40 and T20 Series.
8. Would you like to come to India for a tournament or a coaching camp? Or do you want to travel any other country (if Yes, please mention the name)?
I like to travel England, Australia, India.
9. What are the challenges you are facing in your country's cricket? If any, how do you feel to overcome those challenges?
Very difficult to continue cricket with the job.
10. One thing that you instantly need that would boost the involvement of people in your country's cricket?
More media attention is requires to boost the people interest in cricket in Finland.
11. Name any 3 active Cricket Clubs from your locality, Country. Also mention the name and email id of these 3 clubs
TCC Cricket club,Tampere Cricket Club, Kerava Cricket Club.
12. Would you like to nominate any club from your country for a free website from Global Cricket Community? If Yes, Why?
Turku Cricket Club (TCC).
13. Tell in brief (One paragraph). Which country are you supporting this World Cup? And Why?
New Zealand, because they have not win any world cup they are looking aggressive in this world cup and also win their all matches.