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Cook Islands national cricket team

The Cook Islands national cricket team is the team that represents the Cook Islands, who is in a free association with New Zealand, in international cricket matches. The team is organised by the Cook Islands Cricket Association, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2000[2] and an associate member in 2017.[1] Its first international tournament was the 2001 edition of the Pacifica Cup, which was played in New Zealand. The Cook Islands have since featured regularly at ICC East Asia-Pacific tournaments, and at the 2006 EAP Trophy, finished second to Fiji and narrowly missing out on qualifying for the World Cricket League.[3] Outside ICC tournaments, the Cook Islands fielded a team in the cricket tournament at the 2003 South Pacific Games, winning the bronze medal.[4]

Cook Islands
Cook Islands Cricket Logo.gif
AssociationCook Islands Cricket Association
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
ICC regionEast Asia-Pacific
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 the Cook Islands and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Ireland and Afghanistan ICC newest full members amid wide-ranging governance reform". International Cricket Council. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ Cook Islands – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  3. ^ Other matches played by Cook Islands – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  4. ^ Finals matches results for the 2003 South Pacific Games cricket tournament at SportingPulse
  5. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.