Cyprus Cricket Association
The Cyprus Cricket Association (CCA) (Greek: Σύνδεσμος Κρίκετ Κύπρου) (Turkish: Kıbrıs Kriket Federasyonu) is the governing body of cricket in Cyprus. It is a member of the European Cricket Council and an associate member of the International Cricket Council since 1999. It organises the Cyprus cricket league which has 12 participating teams including some from the British military bases of Akrotiri, Episkopi, and Dekhelia. It is also responsible for the Cyprus National Cricket team.
Cricket has been played in Cyprus for many years, but has mainly been confined to the British Army bases.
The European Cricket Council, given the task of promoting cricket throughout Europe, encouraged Cyprus Cricket to form its own organisation, the Cyprus Cricket Association, with its own committee and constitution.
From 2003 the CCA have been organising cricket on the island, extending the game into the towns, setting up a league, starting youth cricket in the schools, and forming a national team to enter European competitions. The European Cricket Council provides the CCA with funds to promote youth cricket and train coaches to go out into the schools.
The British Army has been helpful to the CCA, giving them access to its facilities, and entering teams into the newly formed league. In fact the 2005 league champions were a military side, WSBA.
The best player for the last 8 years running, as voted for by the CCA officials, has been George Ioannou.
- Bjedov, Nemanja (March 25, 2007). "Cyprus cricket league enlarged to ten teams as new season nears". Cyprus Mail. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-28.