Bhutan national cricket team
The Bhutan national cricket team, nicknamed 'The Dragons' represents the Kingdom of Bhutan in international cricket. The team is organised by the Bhutan Cricket Council Board, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2001 and an associate member in 2017. Bhutan made its international debut in 2003, at the Emerging Nations Tournament organised by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). The team has since regularly participated in ACC tournaments, and also in two World Cricket League events, WCL Division Eight in 2010 and 2012.
|Association||Bhutan Cricket Council Board|
|Coach||Damber Singh Gurung|
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Associate member (2017)|
|First international|| Bhutan v. Maldives |
(Kirtipur, Nepal; 6 March 2003)
|As of 4 September 2015|
In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Bhutan and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.
Following the 2006 ACC Trophy, the tournament was split into two divisions: Elite and Challenge. Bhutan took part in the 2009 ACC Trophy Challenge, where they were runners up. This result qualified them for the next ACC Trophy Elite as well as Division Eight of the World Cricket League.
World Cricket LeagueEdit
ACC Trophy ChallengeEdit
- 2009: 2nd place
Statistics from Bhutan in World Cricket League matches and ACC Events
|Notable former Players|
Best bowling figuresEdit
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- Other matches played by Bhutan – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
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