Falkland Islands national cricket team

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Falkland Islands
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Association Falkland Islands Cricket Association
ICC status Affiliate (2002)
ICC region ICC Americas
First international
Falkland Islands Falkland Islands v. Chile 
(Santiago, Chile; February 2004)
As of 4 September 2015

The Falkland Islands national cricket team is the team that represents the British overseas territory of the Falkland Islands in international cricket matches.

The team is organised by the Falkland Islands Cricket Association (FICA), which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council on 29 June 2007 (although Argentina abstained from the vote admitting it as a member).[1] The Falkland Islands played its first international match in February 2004, playing against Chile in Santiago.[2] The team did not make its debut in an ICC-sanctioned tournament until June 2010, when it took part in the 2010 Americas Championship Division Four event in Mexico. The following year, the Falklands played in the 2011 Americas Twenty20 Division Three tournament in Costa Rica, losing all five of its matches.[3] The territory currently has only a single cricket pitch, located on RAF Mount Pleasant, which hampers the national team's ability to participate internationally. As of August 2010, there were plans to construct the islands' second cricket pitch, to be built in the capital Stanley.[4]


  1. ^ Nixon, Andrew (29 June 2007). "New members for the ICC". CricketEurope. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Clinton Porteous (9 February 2004). "Falklands cricketers play abroad" – BBC News. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  3. ^ Other matches played by Falkland Islands – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  4. ^ Munro, Tony (12 August 2010). "A festival of cricket for the Falklands". Falkland Islands: espncricinfo. Retrieved 23 June 2015.