Maldives national cricket team
|ICC membership granted||2001|
|ICC member status||Affiliate member|
|ICC development region||Asia|
|World Cricket League division||n/a|
|First recorded match||7 September 1996 v Papua New Guinea at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|As of 5 December 2010|
The Maldives national cricket team represents the country of the Maldives in international cricket matches. Although they did not become an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council until 2001, they have taken part in the ACC Trophy on every occasion since its inception in 1996. They have never progressed beyond the first round of the tournament.
With the separation of the ACC Trophy into Elite and Challenge divisions, following their performance at the 2006 ACC Trophy the Maldives have since competed in the Challenge divisions in both 2009 (when they came 3rd) and in the 2010 competition. The 2010 competition marked their first victory in an international tournament, defeating Saudi Arabia by 1 wicket in the final of the competition.
As of 2012[update] Bazeegh zaka coaches the team; he is a UKCC Level 3 qualified coach.
- 1996: Group stages
- 1998: Group stages
- 2000: Group stages
- 2002: Group stages
- 2004: Group stages
- 2006: Group stages
- 2009 Challenge: 3rd place
- 2010 Challenge: Winners
- XVI Asian Games: Group stages
- The following list contains the 14 players in the Maldive's squad for the 2010 ACC Trophy Challenge:
- Moosa Kaleem (Captain)
- Hassan Haziq
- Abdulla Shahid
- Mahes Silva
- Neesham Nasir
- Ismail Nihad
- Mohamed Mahafooz
- Husham Ibrahim
- Ahmed Hassan
- Mihusan Hamid
- Ibrahim Hassan
- Ahmed Faiz (Vice Captain)
- Shafraz Jaleel (Wicketkeeper)
- Muaviath Ganee
- "CricketArchive - Maldives page". CricketArchive. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
- Maldives v Saudi Arabia, ACC Trophy Challenge 2010/11 (Final)
- "ACC Trophy Challenge 2010 - Maldives". Asian Cricket Council. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
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