Switzerland national cricket team

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Switzerland
Cricket Switzerland Logo V1.jpg
Association Swiss Cricket Association
ICC status Affiliate (1985–2012)
ICC region ICC Europe
WCL n/a (regional tournaments)
First international
Switzerland Switzerland v. Greece 
(Castel, Guernsey; 21 May 1990)
As of 13 September 2015

The Switzerland national cricket team represents the country of Switzerland in international cricket matches.

History[edit]

Cricket has been played in Switzerland since at least 1817.[1] The association (renamed to Cricket Switzerland[2] in 2014), became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 1985.[3] They hosted the first tournament for European affiliate members in Zuoz in 1997, the European Nations Cup, where they came fifth in the seven team tournament. They then played in the successor tournament, the European Cricket Council Trophy in 1999, 2001 and 2003, their best result coming in 1999 when they reached the semi-finals. They then played in the European Representative Championship in Slovenia in 2004, where they came third in the six team tournament.

The national played in Division Four of the European Championship in 2009 having been promoted from Division Five, playing Austria, Cyprus, Finland, Luxembourg and Slovenia.

Switzerland was ranked to participate in ICC European Division II, Belgium 2011. Unfortunately internal differences prevented Switzerland from participating in the tournament and hence was demoted to Division III. These internal differences resulted from two rival governing bodies attempting to govern cricket in Switzerland, neither of which are members of the Swiss Olympic Association, which led to Switzerland breaching membership regulations of the International Cricket Council. This led to Switzerland's affiliate membership being removed.[4]

There are currently 21 clubs playing in Switzerland.[5]

Current squad[edit]

The following lists the Swiss squad from which players were selected to represent Switzerland since the International Twenty20 series against Austria on 22 & 23 June 2013 and against University of Sussex Cricket Club from 3-5 July 2013.

  • Afzaal Sikander[1] (Captain)
  • Asvin Lakkaraju[2] +
  • Ovais Yousuf [3]
  • Nasir Mahmood [4]
  • Ali Saleem [5]
  • Ali Neyyer [6]
  • Sudath Jayarathne [7]
  • Kuldeep Rawat
  • Sajid Safiat Ullah [8]
  • Shahnawaz Mohammad [9]
  • Amandeep Singh [10]
  • Simon Henderson [11]
  • Asad Mahmood [12]
  • Sam Baxter [13]
  • Vaibhav Singh [14]

Players Added to the Squad in 2014

  • Thomas Mampilly (National team Wicket Keeper since 2014)
  • Tharanitharan Thanabalasinam

2015 tours:

2014 tours:

2012 tours:

  • VRA Amsterdam [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About - Cricket Switzerland". Cricketswitzerland.ch. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Cricket Switzerland - Cricket Switzerland". Cricketswitzerland.ch. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  3. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". Cricketarchive.co.uk. 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  4. ^ "ICC Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Clubs & Affiliates - Cricket Switzerland". Cricketswitzerland.ch. Retrieved 2015-09-13.