Romania national cricket team

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Flag of Romania
ICC status Affiliate Member (2013)
ICC region Europe
WCL n/a
Coach Andrew Begg
Captain Zeeshan Mazhar
First international
v Bulgaria Bulgaria at Berceni cricket ground, Bucharest, 27 June 2009
As of 25 July 2016

The Romania national cricket team represents Romania in the sport of cricket.

Cricket was played in Romania between 1893 and 1930, after which it declined and the sport in Romania died out. In recent years the game has begun to grow again, particularly in Bucharest, Timișoara and Cluj-Napoca.

In July 2010 they played in a European Twenty20 tournament which was held in Skopje, Macedonia.

On 29 June 2013 Romania was granted affiliate status by the International Cricket Council and are therefore entitled to participate in ICC official events.[1]

As in a number of European countries, the game is dominated by expatriates from the United Kingdom and other traditional cricket-playing countries.

The main ground of the team for national and international matches is at Moara Vlăsiei, 26 km (16 miles) away from the Bucharest city centre. It was built between 2011 and 2013 and is the only turf ground in eastern Europe.

Romanian cricket clubs[edit]

  • Banat Lions Cricket Club (BLCC)
  • Băneasa Cricket Club (BCC)
  • Cluj Cricket Club (CCC)
  • Indian Cricket Club of Bucharest (ICCB)
  • Cricket Timiș (CT)
  • Timișoara Titans Cricket Club (TTCC)
  • Transylvania Cricket Club (TCC)
  • United Cricket Club (UCC)

Current squad[edit]

The following list contains the 15 players going on tour to the Pan-European T20 Cup, taking place between 27 and 31 July 2016 in Hungary.

  • Zeeshan Mazhar (Captain) - Băneasa
  • Ramesh Satheesan (Vice captain) - United
  • Abdul Shakoor - Băneasa
  • Aftab Kayani - United
  • Arun Kumar - Timișoara Titans
  • Asif Bevinje - Indian
  • Cosmin Zăvoiu - United
  • George Toulantas - Transylvania
  • Ijaz Hussain - Băneasa
  • Pavel Florin - Cluj
  • Rajesh Kumar - United
  • Saad Mohsin - Băneasa
  • Shantanu Vashisht - United
  • Shiva Krishnamurthy - Băneasa
  • Sudeep Thakur - United

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