Cyprus national cricket team
|ICC membership granted||1999|
|ICC member status||Affiliate member|
|ICC development region||Europe|
|World Cricket League division||N/A|
|First recorded match||26 August 2006 v Slovenia at Antwerp Cricket Club, Antwerp, Belgium|
|As of 2 September 2009|
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, 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).
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
- AyNic Taverners
- Bangladesh Paphos
- Dhekelia Village
- EUC Flames
- Moufflons Cricket Club
- Sri Lankans
- Episkopi Lions
European Cricket Championship
- 2006: 2nd place (Division Four)
- 2007: 7th place (Division Three)
- 2009: 1st place (Division Four)
- 2011: 10th place (T20) (Division two)
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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
- Cyprus v Isle of Man (10:30, Maessonghi)
- Cyprus v Croatia (10:30, Marina)
- Cyprus v Finland (15:30, Marina)
- Cyprus v Sweden (15:30, Ropa 1)
- 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
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)||32||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||39||Sri Lanka||Sri Lankan||right-handed||right-handed||Fellows||17|
|Nimal Durayalage||40||Sri Lanka||Sri Lankan||right-handed||right-handed||Fellows||11|
|George Papaonisiforou||22||South Africa||Cypriot||left-handed||left-handed||Paphos-Pirates||4|
|Malik Sheraz Tariq||32||Pakistan||Pakistan||right-handed||right-handed||Moufflons||3|
|Muhammad Tahir Mohsin||27||Pakistan||Pakistan||right-handed||right-handed||Mustangs||0*|
- 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 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.
Cyprus Cricket Association Cricket Committee
At present the CCA Cricket Committee have following members;
- Vice President
- Junior Cricket (Under-16)
- Youth Cricket (Under-10)
- Umpires & Scorers Manager
- Official Spokesperson (Greek)
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- "Cricket Clubs in Cyprus". www.cypruscricket.com. Cyprus Cricket Associations. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
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- "ICC European Division 4 Championship 2009". Cricketeurope4.net. 13 September 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- "ICC European Division 2 Championship 2012". Cricketeurope4.net. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- Official Site
- Cyprus Cricket Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/groups/177244039002476/
- I.C.C Division 2 T20 Championships 2012 http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CRICKETEUROPE/DATABASE/2012/TOURNAMENTS/EURODIV2/index.shtml