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The Romania national cricket team represents the country of Romania in international cricket.

Romania
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Personnel
CaptainRamesh Satheesan
CoachAndrew Begg
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
ICC regionEurope
International cricket
First internationalv Bulgaria Bulgaria at Berceni cricket ground, Bucharest, 27 June 2009
As of 25 July 2016

Cricket was played in Romania between 1893 and 1930, after which it declined and the sport in Romania died out. In recent years the game has begun to grow again, particularly in Bucharest, Timișoara and Cluj-Napoca.

In July 2010 they played in a European Twenty20 tournament which was held in Skopje, Macedonia.

On 29 June 2013 Romania was granted affiliate status by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and are therefore entitled to participate in ICC official events.[2] Since 2017, they became an associate member[1]

As in a number of European countries, the game is dominated by expatriates from the Sub-Continent and other traditional cricket-playing countries.

The main ground of the team for national and international matches is at Moara Vlăsiei, 26 km (16 miles) away from the Bucharest city centre. It was built between 2011 and 2013 and is the only turf ground in eastern and central Europe.

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

Romanian cricket clubsEdit

  • Banat Lions Cricket Club (BLCC)
  • Băneasa Cricket Club (BCC)
  • Cluj Cricket Club (CCC)
  • Junior Sports ICCB (ICCB)
  • Cricket Timiș Rising Stars(CTRS)
  • Timișoara Titans Cricket Club (TTCC)
  • Transylvania Cricket Club (TCC)
  • United Cricket Club (UCC)

External linksEdit

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. ^ "Details of Affiliate Membership".
  3. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.