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The Moroccan national cricket team is the team that represents the Kingdom of Morocco in international cricket. The team is operated by Federation Royale Marocaine De Cricket. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1999[2] and an associate member in 2017.[1]

Morocco
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Moroccan Cricket Federation Logo
Personnel
CaptainSalah El Mouridi
CoachRiaz Richards
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
ICC regionAfrica
International cricket
First international23 April 2006 v Rwanda at Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa
As of 31 May 2012

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

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International historyEdit

Their international debut came in 2006 when they took part in Division Three of the African region of the ICC World Cricket League. They finished fifth in the eight team tournament.[4] Their most recent international activity has been in the ICC-Africa Division 3 tournament in Benoni, South Africa where the team finished 6th.[5]

 
Flag of Morocco.

Morocco boasts an ICC approved ground capable of hosting full internationals, the National Cricket Stadium in Tangier. It has so far hosted one One Day International triangular tournament, the Morocco Cup in 2002, where Sri Lanka won ahead of South Africa and Pakistan.

Locations of all stadiums which have hosted an international cricket match within Morocco

Current squadEdit

  • Salah El Mouridi (Captain)
  • Abdelghani Ennaoui(vice captain)
  • Adil Lamkhayer (wk)
  • Mohammed Essousy
  • Mouhsine Nassar L'Koude
  • Mohammed Said Nekrou
  • Soufiane Essayeh
  • Ibrahim Bekkouri
  • Mountassir Lakhrissi
  • Ismail Kettani
  • Mustapha Olahian
  • Zakaria Zaki
  • Rachid Aboukis
  • Anass Lakhrissi

Coaching staffEdit

See alsoEdit

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. ^ Morocco CricketArchive
  3. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  4. ^ 2006 World Cricket League Africa Region Division 3
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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