Cyprus national cricket team

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Cyprus
Flag of Cyprus Cricket Association
Flag of Cyprus Cricket Association
ICC membership granted 1999
ICC member status Affiliate member
ICC development region Europe
World Cricket League division N/A
Captain Michael Kyriacou
Coach Graeme Rickman
First recorded match 26 August 2006 v Slovenia at Antwerp Cricket Club, Antwerp, Belgium
As of 2 September 2009
National team 2011

The Cypriot cricket team is the team that represents the country of Cyprus in international cricket matches. They became an International Cricket Council affiliate member in 1999,[1] although it was not until August 2006 that they made their international debut, finishing as runners up in Division Four of the European Championship. In 2007, the Cyprus Cricket National team competed in the European Division 3 Championships where they finished in 7th place out of 8. In 2009, Cyprus then Hosted the ICC Division 4 Championships in Cyprus which turned out to be a great success for the Cyprus National cricket team winning the Division 4 championship. In 2011, Cyprus then competed in the ICC Division 2 T20 Championships held in Belgium where they came 10th place in the tournament, beating Sweden in the play-off game for 10th/11th place. Cyprus are ranked 24th in the ICC European Twenty20 Rankings (as of 29 December 2012).[2]

Domestic structure[edit]

There are currently twelve league teams, made up of cricketers from Cyprus, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Australia, Bangladesh and England. In addition to the league there is also a Twenty20 competition.

The following is a list of domestic teams in Cyprus[3]

  • Amdocs
  • AyNic Taverners
  • Bangladesh Paphos
  • Dhekelia Village
  • EUC Flames
  • Fellows
  • Moufflons Cricket Club
  • Mustangs
  • Sri Lankans
  • WSBA
  • Pakistanis
  • Episkopi Lions

Tournament history[edit]

European Cricket Championship[edit]

  • 2006: 2nd place (Division Four)[4]
  • 2007: 7th place (Division Three)[5]
  • 2009: 1st place (Division Four)[6]
  • 2011: 10th place (T20) (Division two)[7]

The future[edit]

Cyprus are due to compete in the Upcoming ICC Division 2 T20 Championships to be held in Corfu, Greece 3–8 September 2012

The groups are as follows

  • Group A
                P W    T NR L  Pts NRR
Estonia 0     0 0   0 0   0 0.000
Israel 0     0 0   0 0   0 0.000
Luxembourg 0     0 0   0 0   0 0.000
Malta 0     0 0   0 0   0 0.000
Portugal 0     0 0   0 0   0 0.000
Spain 0     0 0   0 0   0 0.000
  • Group B
                 P W    T NR L  Pts NRR
Croatia 0     0 0   0 0   0 0.000
Cyprus 0     0 0   0 0   0 0.000
Finland 0     0 0   0 0   0 0.000
Greece 0     0 0   0 0   0 0.000
Isle of Man 0     0 0   0 0   0 0.000
Sweden 0     0 0   0 0   0 0.000

Cyprus Fixtures are as follows

3 September

  • Cyprus v Isle of Man (10:30, Maessonghi)

4 September

  • Cyprus v Croatia (10:30, Marina)
  • Cyprus v Finland (15:30, Marina)

5 September

  • Cyprus v Sweden (15:30, Ropa 1)

6 September

  • Cyprus v Hosts Greece(Hellas) (10:30, Maessonghi)

Depending on where they come in group B Cyprus play 2 play-off games after the Group Stages

Current Cyprus national squad[edit]

This year's Cyprus squad is different to the last year's squad that competed in the I.C.C Division 2 T20 Championships held in Belgium. This year's squad has a new coach, a new manager and there are 4 new caps to make their first International Appearance in the squad. South African-born Cypriot Mike Kyriacou has been captaining the side since 2006 and he will be leading the Cyprus team in the T20 tournament to be held in Greece Corfu

The following list contains the 14 players in the Cyprus squad that will be competing in the Icc Division 2 T20 Europeam Championships in Greece Corfu
Name Age Country of birth Nationality Batting style Bowling style Domestic team International caps
Michael Kyriacou (Captain) 33 South Africa Cypriot right-handed left-handed Fellows 19
Dineja Agathocleous 38 Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Cypriot right-handed right-handed Sri-Lankans C.C. 18
Dhanuka Agathocleous (Wicket-Keeper) 38 Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Cypriot right-handed right-handed Sri Lankans C.C 17
Pelawatha Janaka 40 Sri Lanka Sri Lankan right-handed right-handed Fellows 17
Syed Hussain 34 Pakistan Pakistan right-handed right-handed Moufflons 15
Nimal Durayalage 41 Sri Lanka Sri Lankan right-handed right-handed Fellows 11
Steve Michaelides 28 Australia Cypriot right-handed right-handed Moufflons 5
George Papaonisiforou 23 South Africa Cypriot left-handed left-handed Paphos-Pirates 4
Andrew Mulkern 28 England English right-handed right-handed Paphos-Pirates 3
Malik Sheraz Tariq 33 Pakistan Pakistan right-handed right-handed Moufflons 3
Muhammad Tahir Mohsin 27 Pakistan Pakistan right-handed right-handed Mustangs 0*
Gurbhej Singh 29 India Indian right-handed right-handed Mustangs 0*
Ravi Suhasaria 30 India Indian right-handed right-handed Amdocs 0*
Ian Comina 18 England English right-handed right-handed Paphos-Pirates 0*

Coaching Staff[edit]

  • Graeme Rickman – Head Coach England
  • Rudolph Crasto – Team Manager India
  • Phil Bell – Chief Selector / Assistant Coach England
  • Andrew Crook – Assistant Coach England
  • John Howden – Scorer
  • Andrew Pepper – Official Photographer England

Cyprus Youth[edit]

Cyprus also had an under 15 youth cricket team which competed in an Icc European Division two Championships in 2007 where they came 8th place out of 10 in the tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". Cricketarchive.co.uk. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "International Cricket Council – ICC Europe – Tournaments – European Rankings". ICC Europe. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cricket Clubs in Cyprus". www.cypruscricket.com. Cyprus Cricket Associations. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "European 4th Division Championships 2006". Cricketeurope4.net. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "European 3rd Division Championships 2007". Cricketeurope4.net. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "ICC European Division 4 Championship 2009". Cricketeurope4.net. 13 September 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "ICC European Division 2 Championship 2012". Cricketeurope4.net. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 

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