Cyprus national cricket team
The Cypriot national cricket team is the team that represents the Republic of Cyprus in international cricket. They became an International Cricket Council (ICC) affiliate member in 1999, and an associate member in 2017, although it was not until August 2006 that they made their international debut, finishing as runners up in Division Four of the European Championship. In 2007, the Cyprus Cricket National team competed in the European Division 3 Championships where they finished in 7th place out of 8. In 2009, Cyprus then hosted the ICC Division 4 Championships in Cyprus which turned out to be a great success for the Cyprus National cricket team winning the Division 4 championship. In 2011, Cyprus then competed in the ICC Division 2 T20 Championships held in Belgium where they came 10th place in the tournament, beating Sweden in the play-off game for 10th/11th place. Cyprus are ranked 24th in the ICC European Twenty20 Rankings (as of 29 December 2012).
|Nickname(s)||The cricket map|
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Associate member (2017)|
|First international||26 August 2006 v Slovenia at Antwerp Cricket Club, Antwerp, Belgium|
|As of 2 September 2009|
In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Cyprus and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.
European Cricket ChampionshipEdit
Current national squadEdit
This year's Cyprus squad is different to the last year's squad that competed in the ICC Division 2 T20 Championships held in Belgium. This year's squad has a new coach, a new manager and there are 4 new caps to make their first International Appearance in the squad. South African-born Cypriot Mike Kyriacou has been captaining the side since 2006 and he will be leading the Cyprus team in the T20 tournament to be held in Greece Corfu
- The following list contains the 14 players in the Cyprus squad that will be competing in the Icc Division 2 T20 European Championships in Greece Corfu
|Name||Age||Country of birth||Nationality||Batting style||Bowling style||Domestic team||International caps|
|Michael Kyriacou (Captain)||37||South Africa||Cypriot||right-handed||left-handed||Fellows||19|
|Dineja Agathocleous||43||Sri Lanka||Sri Lankan Cypriot||right-handed||right-handed||Sri-Lankans C.C.||18|
|Dhanuka Agathocleous (Wicket-Keeper)||43||Sri Lanka||Sri Lankan Cypriot||right-handed||right-handed||Sri Lankans C.C||17|
|Pelawatha Janak||45||Sri Lanka||Sri Lankan||right-handed||right-handed||Fellows||17|
|Nimal Durayalage||45||Sri Lanka||Sri Lankan||right-handed||right-handed||Fellows||11|
|George Papaonisiforou||27||South Africa||Cypriot||left-handed||left-handed||Paphos-Pirates||4|
|Malik Sheraz Tariq||37||Pakistan||Pakistan||right-handed||right-handed||Moufflons||3|
|Muhammad Tahir Mohsin||32||Pakistan||Pakistan||right-handed||right-handed||Mustangs||0*|
- Head Coach - Sirshak Shrestha
- Team Manager - Rudolf Castro
- Chief Selector / Assistant Coach - Symond Smith
- Assistant Coach - Andrew Crook
- Tactics Coach - Nick Stavrinou
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- Official Site
- I.C.C Division 2 T20 Championships 2012 https://web.archive.org/web/20130112040231/http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CRICKETEUROPE/DATABASE/2012/TOURNAMENTS/EURODIV2/index.shtml