Bahamas national cricket team

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The Bahamas
Bahamas Cricket Association logo.png
Association Bahamas Cricket Association
ICC status Affiliate (1987)
ICC region ICC Americas
WCL n/a (regional tournaments)
First international
The Bahamas The Bahamas v. Turks and Caicos 
(Jamaica; August 2001)
Twenty20 debut
The Bahamas The Bahamas v. Cayman Islands 
(Antigua; 11 July 2006)
As of 4 September 2015

The Bahamas national cricket team is the team that represents the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in international cricket. The team is organised by the Bahamas Cricket Association (BCA), which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1987. The national team is first recorded as playing in 1983, but did not feature in an international tournament until 2001, when it played in the inaugural Americas Affiliates Championship.[1] Since then, the Bahamas have regularly participated in ICC Americas tournaments, as well as on one occasion in a World Cricket League event (the 2010 Division Eight tournament).[2] The team was also invited to the 2006 and 2008 Stanford 20/20 tournaments, where matches had full Twenty20 status.[3]

History[edit]

The Bahamas became an affiliate member of the ICC in 1987,[4] although they didn't appear in international competition until the ICC Americas Championship in 2002. They came fifth in that tournament, gaining a surprise win over hosts Argentina. They again played in the tournament in 2004, this time coming through a qualifying tournament. They finished last in the main tournament though, which meant they played in Division Two of the new divisional system in 2006. They finished second in that tournament, which wasn't good enough to qualify for Division One. They will remain in Division two in 2008.

In 2006, The Bahamas were one of the teams invited to take part in the Stanford 20/20. They got $100,000 for participating in the tournament, but were eliminated at the first hurdle by the Cayman Islands.

Tournament history[edit]

World Cup[edit]

  • 1975 to 1987: Not eligible, not an ICC member
  • 1992 to 2003: Not eligible, ICC affiliate member
  • 2007: Did not qualify

World Cricket League[edit]

ICC Trophy[edit]

  • 1979 to 1986: Not eligible, not an ICC member
  • 1990 to 2001: Not eligible, ICC affiliate member
  • 2005: Did not qualify

ICC Americas Championship[edit]

  • 2000: Did not participate
  • 2002: 5th place
  • 2004: 6th place
  • 2006: Division Two runners up
  • 2008: Division Two runners up
  • 2010: Division Two champions
  • 2010: Division One 6th place

The future[edit]

In 2010, the Bahamas will take part in the World Cricket League, competing in Division-eight in Kuwait.

They will also compete in Division One of the ICC Americas Championship in 2010.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following list contains the players in the Bahamas squad for the 2010 ICC Americas Championship:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Other matches played by Bahamas – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  2. ^ Other matches played by Bahamas – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  3. ^ Twenty20 matches played by Bahamas – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Bahamas squad, Cricinfo.com  Retrieved on 28 May 2010.