West Africa cricket team

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West Africa
ICC status Former member (1976 to 2003)
ICC region Africa
WCL n/a
Coach n/a
Captain n/a
First international
16 June 1982 v Bangladesh at West Bromwich, England
World Cup Qualifier
Appearances 3 (withdrew in 2001) (first in 1982)
Best result First round, 1982
As of 1 August 2007

The West African cricket team was a team representing the countries of Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone in international cricket matches whilst they were an associate member of the International Cricket Council between 1976 and 2003. They played in the ICC Trophy on three occasions, in 1982, 1994 and 1997, withdrawing shortly before the start of the 2001 tournament. The team was broken up into its constituent parts in 2003, with Nigeria becoming an associate member of the ICC, the other three affiliates.

Tournament history[edit]

ICC Trophy[edit]

  • 1979: Did not participate
  • 1982: First round
  • 1986: Did not participate
  • 1990: Did not participate
  • 1994: 17th place
  • 1997: 18th place
  • 2001: Withdrew

Related teams[edit]

A West Africa under-19 team contested the 2001 ICC Africa Under-19 Championship in Uganda, which was the inaugural edition of the ICC Africa Under-19 Championships.[1] The squad included Nigerians, Ghanaians, and Gambians, but no Sierra Leoneans.[2] West Africa lost their opening match against Uganda by 278 runs,[3] but rebounded to narrowly win their next fixture against Namibia by 10 runs.[4] This was followed by a 178-run loss to Kenya and a five-wicket loss to East and Central Africa.[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Other matches played by West Africa – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  2. ^ Ronnie Kintu (30 December 2000). "West Africa lines stars for tournament"New Vision. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  3. ^ Kenya Under-19s v West Africa Under-19s, Africa Under-19 Championship 2000/01 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  4. ^ Namibia Under-19s v West Africa Under-19s, Africa Under-19 Championship 2000/01 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  5. ^ Kenya Under-19s v West Africa Under-19s, Africa Under-19 Championship 2000/01 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  6. ^ East and Central Africa Under-19s v West Africa Under-19s, Africa Under-19 Championship 2000/01 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2016.