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The Suriname national cricket team is the team that represents the Republic of Suriname in international cricket. The team is organised by the Surinaamse Cricket Bond, which has been an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2011 (and previous an affiliate member from 2002).[2]

Suriname
Surinaamse Cricket Bond logo.png
AssociationSurinaamse Cricket Bond
Personnel
CaptainAl Amin Shehzad
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAffiliate (2002)
Associate member (2011)
ICC regionAmericas
ICC Rankings Current [1] Best-ever
T20I 36th 35th
International cricket
First internationalSuriname Suriname v. Belize 
(Panama; 23 March 2004)
As of 3 May 2019

Suriname made its international debut at the 2004 Americas Affiliates Championship in Panama, where it placed last. At the 2006 ICC Americas Championship, the team won the division three event, and was promoted to division two for the 2008 edition. Suriname also won that event, and were promoted to the 2008 Division One tournament in the United States, but were immediately relegated after going winless. Since then, Suriname has generally alternated between the first and second divisions of ICC Americas events, most recently placing fourth (out of four teams) at the 2015 Americas Twenty20 Championship.[3]

In the World Cricket League (WCL), the team placed last in the 2009 Division Seven tournament and fifth (out of eight teams) at the 2010 Division Eight tournament, relegating it to the regional qualifiers. Suriname re-entered the WCL system at the 2015 Division Six event in England, and subsequently qualified for 2016 Division Five. However, they later withdrew from the Division Five tournament due to an ICC investigation about the eligibility of some of their players.[4][5]

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Suriname and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[6]

On 3rd May 2019, International Cricket Council release global rankings for Twenty20 International in which Suriname were placed on 35th rank.[7]

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HistoryEdit

Suriname became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 2002. Their international debut came in 2004 at the Americas Affiliates Championship, where they came last in the five team tournament. A big improvement came two years later in the new Division Three of the ICC Americas Championship when they won a four team tournament also involving Brazil, Chile and the Turks and Caicos Islands. This qualified them for the Division Two tournament played in Argentina late in 2006, when they came fourth out of five teams, which means that they will keep their Division Two place in 2008.

Suriname placed fifth at the 2009 Global Division Seven tournament and was relegated to Division Eight, where it placed fifth to again be relegated.

Tournament historyEdit

ICC World Cricket LeagueEdit

ICC Americas ChampionshipEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ICC Rankings". International Cricket Council.
  2. ^ "Suriname achieves Associate Member Status" – ICC Americas. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  3. ^ Other matches played by Suriname – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Suriname pull out of WCL Division 5". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  5. ^ "World Cricket League: Suriname withdraw from Division Five tournament in Jersey". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  6. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  7. ^ "ICC unveils Global Men's T20I Rankings Table featuring 80 teams". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  8. ^ Suriname pull out of WCL Division 5

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