Belize national cricket team

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Belize
Belize
Belize
ICC membership granted 1997
ICC member status Affiliate member
ICC development region Americas
World Cricket League division n/a
Captain Dirk Sutherland
Coach Conway Young
First recorded match 23 March 2004 v Suriname at Panama
As of 31 July 2007

The Belizean national cricket team represents the country of Belize in international cricket matches. Belize has been an affiliate member of the ICC since 1997[1] but did not make their international cricket debut until 2004, playing in the qualifying tournament for the ICC Americas Championship. They currently play in the ICC Americas Championship Division Three.

History[edit]

Belize became an affiliate member of the ICC in 1997. Their first international match was played on 23 March 2004 in the 2004 Americas Affiliate Tournament against Suriname who they beat.[2]

In 2006, they hosted the first ever Central American Cricket Championship, where they won the tournament that also featured Costa Rica and Mexico.[3] Later in the year, they played in the second division of the ICC Americas Championship, finishing fifth of five teams.[4] As a result they were relegated to 2008 Division Three.

Belize were intended to play in the 2007 Central American Cricket Championship, but pulled out at the last minute giving El Salvador the chance to participate.[5]

In the 2008 Division Three tournament, although they were favourites to win, Belize finished third of five teams. Later that year, they took part in the 2nd Easter Cup held in El Salvador. Belize beat Costa Rica and Mexico to finish in first place in the Twenty20 competition.[6]

Belize took part in the 2009 Central American Championship, finishing third of five teams. They were beaten by close rivals Mexico in the new Twenty20 format of the competition.

Tournament history[edit]

ICC Americas Championship

  • 2000–2004: Did not participate
  • 2006: 5th place (Division Two)
  • 2008: 3rd place (Division Three)

Central American Championship

  • 2006: Won
  • 2007: Did not participate
  • 2009: 3rd place

Easter Cup

  • Mar 2008: Did not participate
  • Dec 2008: Won

Future[edit]

Belize will take part in the next ICC Americas Championship Division Three. This is likely to take place in 2010.

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