Nigeria women's national cricket team

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Nigeria
Flag of Nigeria.svg
Association Nigeria Cricket Federation
International Cricket Council
ICC status Associate member (2002)
ICC region Africa
Women's international cricket
First international Nigeria Nigeria vs. Kenya 
(Kampala; 16 December 2011)
As of 17 March 2016

The Nigeria women's national cricket team represents the country of Nigeria in international women's cricket. The team is organised by the Nigeria Cricket Federation, which has been a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2002.

Nigeria made its international debut at the 2011 ICC Africa Women's T20 Tournament in Uganda.[1] The team lost their first game, against Kenya, by ten wickets,[2] but rebounded to win their next match, against Sierra Leone, by six wickets.[3] They lost their remaining three matches (against Namibia, Tanzania, and Uganda), however, finishing fifth out of six teams overall.[4] Nigeria has not yet played in another Africa-wide tournament, but in August 2015 appeared in an invitation tournament in Dar-es-Salaam, which featured the Tanzanian national team and a team from India's Mumbai Cricket Association.[5]

In April 2018, the ICC granted full Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Nigeria women and another international side after 1 July 2018 will be a full WT20I.[6]

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  1. ^ Other women's matches played by Nigeria – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  2. ^ Kenya Women v Nigeria Women, Pepsi ICC Africa Women's T20 Tournament 2011/12 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  3. ^ Nigeria Women v Sierra Leone Women, Pepsi ICC Africa Women's T20 Tournament 2011/12 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  4. ^ Table: Pepsi ICC Africa Women's T20 Tournament 2011/12 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  5. ^ (18 August 2015). "Nigerian women beat hosts Tanzania at International Women’s Cricket Championship"Vanguard. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  6. ^ "All T20I matches to get international status". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 April 2018.