Bahamas national cricket team

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The Bahamas
Bahamas Cricket Association logo.png
AssociationBahamas Cricket Association
History
Twenty20 debutv  Cayman Islands at Antigua; 11 July 2006
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
ICC regionAmericas
International cricket
First internationalv  Turks and Caicos Islands at Jamaica; August 2001
As of 4 September 2015

The Bahamas national cricket team is the team that represents the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in international cricket. The team is organised by the Bahamas Cricket Association (BCA), which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1987 and an associate member in 2017[1]. The national team is first recorded as playing in 1983, but did not feature in an international tournament until 2001, when it played in the inaugural Americas Affiliates Championship.[2] Since then, the Bahamas have regularly participated in ICC Americas tournaments, as well as on one occasion in a World Cricket League event (the 2010 Division Eight tournament).[3] The team was also invited to the 2006 and 2008 Stanford 20/20 tournaments, where matches had full Twenty20 status.[4]

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between the Bahamas and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[5]

History[edit]

The Bahamas became an affiliate member of the ICC in 1987,[6] although they didn't appear in international competition until the ICC Americas Championship in 2002. They came fifth in that tournament, gaining a surprise win over hosts Argentina. They again played in the tournament in 2004, this time coming through a qualifying tournament. They finished last in the main tournament though, which meant they played in Division Two of the new divisional system in 2006. They finished second in that tournament, which wasn't good enough to qualify for Division One. They will remain in Division two in 2008.

In 2006, The Bahamas were one of the teams invited to take part in the Stanford 20/20. They got $100,000 for participating in the tournament, but were eliminated at the first hurdle by the Cayman Islands.

Tournament history[edit]

World Cup[edit]

  • 1975 to 1987: Not eligible, not an ICC member
  • 1992 to 2003: Not eligible, ICC affiliate member
  • 2007: Did not qualify

World Cricket League[edit]

ICC Trophy[edit]

  • 1979 to 1986: Not eligible, not an ICC member
  • 1990 to 2001: Not eligible, ICC affiliate member
  • 2005: Did not qualify

ICC Americas Championship[edit]

  • 2000: Did not participate
  • 2002: 5th place
  • 2004: 6th place
  • 2006: Division Two runners up
  • 2008: Division Two runners up
  • 2010: Division Two champions
  • 2010: Division One 6th place

Players[edit]

Players for Bahamian cricket team in Bermuda in 2019. [7]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Other matches played by Bahamas – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  3. ^ Other matches played by Bahamas – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  4. ^ Twenty20 matches played by Bahamas – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  5. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
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