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The Rwandan national cricket team is the team that represents the Republic of Rwanda in international cricket. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2003[5] and an associate member in 2017.[2] Their international debut came in the African Affiliates Championship in 2004, where they finished seventh. In 2006 they competed in Division Three of the African region of the World Cricket League, improving their performance and finishing in sixth. They remained in Division Three in 2008.

Rwanda
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Personnel
CaptainEric Dusabemungu Hiwa
CoachMartin Suji[1]
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[2] (2017)
ICC regionAfrica
ICC Rankings Current [3] Best-ever
T20I 77th 77th (12-May-2019)
International cricket
First internationalMarch 21, 2004 vs Mozambique at Willowmoore Park, Benoni[4]
As of 3 May 2019

Rwanda has a junior U-17 team participating in the East Africa Regional U-17 Tournament. In their first match in the 2008 version of the tournament the team lost to Uganda by 10 wickets.[6] Schoolboy cricketers bat their way to a place in the Commonwealth. [1]

In 2016, captain Eric Dusingizimana set a world record for the longest individual net session in an attempt to raise funds for the construction of a new cricket stadium.[7] In 2017, they became an associate member of the ICC.[2]

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Rwanda and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[8]

In March 2018 the Rwanda Cricket Association named former Kenyan international Martin Suji as head coach on an initial four-month contract, encompassing the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 Africa Qualifier Eastern Subregion tournament.[9]

Current SquadEdit

  • Eric Niyomugabo
  • Yvan Mitari
  • Clinton Rububagumya
  • Zappy Bimenyimana
  • Orchide Tuyisenge
  • Eric Dusabemungu (C)
  • David Umiwana (wk)
  • Bashir Songa
  • Bosco Tuyizere
  • Kamil Mira
  • Eric Dusingizimana
  • Subhasis Samal
  • Byrson Bugingo
  • Freddy Ndayisenga

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/230168
  2. ^ a b c "Ireland and Afghanistan ICC newest full members amid wide-ranging governance reform". International Cricket Council. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  3. ^ "ICC Rankings". International Cricket Council.
  4. ^ ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifying Affiliate Tournament 2003/04
  5. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". Cricketarchive.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Blogs: Uganda off to a flying start | Cricket Blogs | ESPN Cricinfo". Blogs.cricinfo.com. 2 July 2008.
  7. ^ "Captain bats for 51 straight hours". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  8. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/230168

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