Iceland national cricket team

The Iceland national cricket team represents the country of Iceland in international cricket. They are not members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), but played their first unofficial international match in 2018.

Iceland
Ísland
AssociationIceland Cricket Board
Personnel
CaptainLakmal Bandara
CoachDarren Talbot (head), Nolan Williams / Keenan Botha
ChairmanNolan Williams
International Cricket Council
ICC statusNon-member
International cricket
First internationalv   Switzerland at Weybridge, England; 28 July 2018
Official website:www.krikket.is

History

Formed in 2008, the team is administered by the Iceland Cricket Board (Krikketsamband Íslands).[1] An Icelandic team competed at the 2016 Pepsi Cup tournament in Prague, finishing fifth out of six teams.[2]

They played their first, unofficial, international matches in July 2018 during a tour to England, when they faced Switzerland at Weybridge in Surrey. The costs of the tour were met through crowdfunding by members of the r/Cricket forum on Reddit, who have also become the team's official sponsors.[3] They won their first international match, a fifty-over game against Switzerland, by 215 runs.[4]

Icelandic cricket lacks official recognition, but they plan to gain European Cricket Council membership in the future and subsequent affiliate membership of the International Cricket Council.[3]

See also

References

  1. Bell, Chris (27 April 2018). "BBC Trending: Cricket fans stump up cash for Iceland team". BBC News. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  2. Chandar, Anisha (2 June 2017). "Batting Up A Storm: Iceland's Cricket Scene". The Reykjavík Grapevine. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  3. Middleton, Dave. "Fans chip in to grow Iceland 'krikket'". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  4. Rawal, Arun (31 July 2018). "After Debuting In FIFA World Cup 2018, Iceland Played Their 1st ODI & Won By 215 Runs". inUTH. The Indian Express [P] Ltd. Retrieved 31 July 2018.


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