Cyprus national cricket team

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Cyprus
Nickname(s)The cricket map
Personnel
CaptainMuhammad Hussain
CoachRichard Cox
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
ICC regionEurope
International cricket
First international26 August 2006 v Slovenia at Antwerp Cricket Club, Antwerp, Belgium
As of 2 September 2009
National team 2011

The Cypriot national cricket team is the team that represents the Republic of Cyprus in international cricket. They became an International Cricket Council (ICC) affiliate member in 1999,[2] and an associate member in 2017,[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).[3]

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Cyprus and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[4]

Tournament history[edit]

European Cricket Championship[edit]

  • 2006: 2nd place (Division Four)[5]
  • 2007: 7th place (Division Three)[6]
  • 2009: 1st place (Division Four)[7]
  • 2011: 10th place (T20) (Division two)[8]

Current national squad[edit]

This year's Cyprus squad is different to the last year's squad that competed in the ICC 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 European Championships in Greece Corfu
Name Age Country of birth Nationality Batting style Bowling style Domestic team International caps
Michael Kyriacou (Captain) 37 South Africa Cypriot right-handed left-handed Fellows 19
Dineja Agathocleous 43 Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Cypriot right-handed right-handed Sri-Lankans C.C. 18
Dhanuka Agathocleous (Wicket-Keeper) 43 Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Cypriot right-handed right-handed Sri Lankans C.C 17
Pelawatha Janak 44 Sri Lanka Sri Lankan right-handed right-handed Fellows 17
Syed Hussain 38 Pakistan Pakistan right-handed right-handed Moufflons 15
Nimal Durayalage 45 Sri Lanka Sri Lankan right-handed right-handed Fellows 11
Steve Michaelides 32 Australia Cypriot right-handed right-handed Moufflons 5
George Papaonisiforou 27 South Africa Cypriot left-handed left-handed Paphos-Pirates 4
Andrew Mulkern 32 England English right-handed right-handed Paphos-Pirates 3
Malik Sheraz Tariq 37 Pakistan Pakistan right-handed right-handed Moufflons 3
Muhammad Tahir Mohsin 32 Pakistan Pakistan right-handed right-handed Mustangs 0*
Gurbhej Singh 33 India Indian right-handed right-handed Mustangs 0*
Ravi Suhasaria 34 India Indian right-handed right-handed Amdocs 0*
Ian Comina 22 England English right-handed right-handed Paphos-Pirates 0*

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head Coach - Sirshak Shrestha
  • Team Manager - Rudolf Castro
  • Chief Selector / Assistant Coach - Symond Smith
  • Assistant Coach - Andrew Crook
  • Tactics Coach - Nick Stavrinou

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ireland and Afghanistan ICC newest full members amid wide-ranging governance reform". International Cricket Council. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". Cricketarchive.co.uk. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  3. ^ "International Cricket Council – ICC Europe – Tournaments – European Rankings". ICC Europe. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  4. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  5. ^ "European 4th Division Championships 2006". Cricketeurope4.net. Archived from the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  6. ^ "European 3rd Division Championships 2007". Cricketeurope4.net. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  7. ^ "ICC European Division 4 Championship 2009". Cricketeurope4.net. 13 September 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  8. ^ "ICC European Division 2 Championship 2012". Cricketeurope4.net. Archived from the original on 12 January 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2012.

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