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The Samoan cricket team is the team that represents the Independent State of Samoa in international cricket. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2000. [1] They competed in the Pacifica Championship in 2001 and 2002, hosting the tournament on the second occasion. They came 6th in 2001, and 5th in 2002. In 2005, they competed in the East Asia/Pacific Cup, finishing in last place, thus missing out on qualification for the 2011 World Cup. Since 2017, they became an associate member.[1]

Samoa
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Personnel
CaptainGeoff Clarke
CoachMurphy Su'a
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
ICC regionEast Asia-Pacific
International cricket
First international3 February 2001
As of 31 July 2007

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Samoa and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[2]

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TournamentsEdit

2011 East Asia-Pacific Division TwoEdit

Samoa hosted the East Asia-Pacific Division Two tournament from the 4–7 April 2011. The tournament was part of a qualifying pyramid for the 2012 twenty-20 cricket world cup in Sri Lanka. The competing teams were as follows:

Samoa won the event, thus qualifying for the 2011 East Asia-Pacific Division 1.

2011 East Asia-Pacific Division 1Edit

The East Asia-Pacific Division 1 was held in Papua New Guinea from the 4–7 July 2011. Samoa finished 4th out of the 5 teams with 2 wins, upsetting Fiji in the opening game and beating Japan in the final round-robin game. They then lost their semi-final against PNG by 141 runs, then they beat Fiji for the second time in the tournament in the 3rd Place Play-off. The competing teams were:

2012 ICC World Cricket League Division EightEdit

The men's team qualified for the World Cricket League following good performances in the Oceania regional competitions. They are now set to host the tournament in September 2012 after they were approved as hosts by the ICC.[3]

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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. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  3. ^ ICC announce Pepsi World Cricket League Division 8 host[permanent dead link] ICC Website. Retrieved 3 February 2012

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