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The Mexican national cricket team represents the country of Mexico in international cricket. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2004[2] and their international debut was in 2006 against Costa Rica. The team made their ICC Americas Championship debut in June 2010 and in 2011 participated in the ICC Americas Division 3 tournament in Costa Rica. Mexico has also participated in the South American Championship in 2014 and 2018 winning both the time. In 2017, they became an associate member.[1]

Mexico
Nickname(s)Cricket Vultures
Personnel
CaptainJulio César de la Vega
CoachJon Bonfiglio
ManagerJack Little
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
ICC regionAmericas
International cricket
First international19 March 2006 v Costa Rica at Ladyville, Belize
As of 11 April 2009

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Mexico and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[3]

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HistoryEdit

Mexico became an affiliate member of the ICC in 2004. Their first international match was played on 19 March 2006 in the Central American Cricket Championship against Costa Rica who they beat. Prior to this there had been teams based in Mexico City that had played against Belize but these were not recognised as international fixtures.[4][5] Having beaten Costa Rica in the tournament they then lost to Belize finishing second.

In 2007, Mexico hosted the Central American Cricket Championship and won it by defeating Costa Rica and El Salvador.

In 2008, Mexico travelled to El Salvador to take part in the 2nd Easter Cup. They finished second, losing to Belize but winning easily against El Salvador.

Mexico took part in the 3rd Central American Championship in 2009 in Panama under the new Twenty20 format. Mexico performed well in the tournament, winning all but one of their matches and even defeating close rivals Belize in a close fought match. As a result, they finished 2nd in the tournament.

In 2011, Mexico competed in the ICC Division 3 Americas tournament in Costa Rica finishing in 4th place.[6]

In 2012, a youthful Mexico team participated in the 4th Volcano Cup in El Salvador finishing runners up to the hosts after defeating Guatemala.

Tournament historyEdit

ICC Americas Championship

  • 2011: Division 3 – 4th place
  • 2010: Division Four – Won

Central American Championship

  • 2006: 2nd place
  • 2007: Won
  • 2009: 2nd place

South American Championship

Easter Cup

  • Mar 2008: Did not participate
  • Dec 2008: 2nd place

The Volcano Cup

  • Dec 2012: 2nd place

FutureEdit

Due to changes in the ICC membership requirements Mexico faced the possibility of losing their affiliate membership status unless they participated in an official ICC regional event before 2011. Neither the Central American Championship nor the Easter Cup are official tournaments so Mexico had to take part in the ICC Americas Championship if they wanted to maintain their status.[9]

In 2010, it was announced that the ICC Americas Championship would be expanded to four divisions. Mexico hosted the inaugural Division Four tournament from 13–19 June 2010[10] and participated in the ICC Americas Division 3 Tournament in Winter 2012.

Mexico has a strong emphasis on youth development and in December 2012, new cricket nets were inaugurated at the Lancaster School in Tlalpan, Mexico City.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Mexico at CricketArchive.com
  3. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  4. ^ Mexico City to host game with Belize at cricinfo.com
  5. ^ It's Hard to Belize, but the Mexico City Mariachis Host an 'International' at cricinfo.com
  6. ^ ICC Americas Division 3 Table Archived 23 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ http://perucricket.com/fixture-statistics/2014-2/
  8. ^ "CricHQ - Making cricket even better". CricHQ. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  9. ^ Inactive national sides "on notice" Archived 31 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine at cricketeurope.net
  10. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-05-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ [1]