Switzerland national cricket team

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Switzerland
Cricket Switzerland
Cricket Switzerland
ICC membership granted 1985 (removed 2012)
ICC member status Non-member
ICC development region Europe
World Cricket League division N/A
Captain Afzaal Sikander
Coach Chris Lodge
First recorded match 18 August 1997 v France at Zuoz, Switzerland
As of 02 Feb 2014

The Switzerland national cricket team represents the country of Switzerland in international cricket matches.

History

Cricket has been played in Switzerland since at least 1817.1 The association (renamed to Cricket Switzerland2 in 2014), became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 1985.3 They hosted the first tournament for European affiliate members in Zuoz in 1997, the European Nations Cup, where they came fifth in the seven team tournament. They then played in the successor tournament, the European Cricket Council Trophy in 1999, 2001 and 2003, their best result coming in 1999 when they reached the semi-finals. They then played in the European Representative Championship in Slovenia in 2004, where they came third in the six team tournament.

The national played in Division Four of the European Championship in 2009 having been promoted from Division Five, playing Austria, Cyprus, Finland, Luxembourg and Slovenia.

Switzerland was ranked to participate in ICC European Division II, Belgium 2011. Unfortunately internal differences prevented Switzerland from participating in the tournament and hence was demoted to Division III. These internal differences resulted from two rival governing bodies attempting to govern cricket in Switzerland, neither of which are members of the Swiss Olympic Association, which led to Switzerland breaching membership regulations of the International Cricket Council. This led to Switzerland's affiliate membership being removed.4

There are currently 21 clubs playing in Switzerland.5

Current squad

The following lists the Swiss squad from which players were selected to represent Switzerland in a 3 match International Twenty20 series against Austria on 22 & 23 June 2013 and University of Sussex Cricket Club from 3-5 July 2013.

  • Afzaal Sikander[1] (Captain)
  • Asvin Lakkaraju[2] +
  • Ovais Yousuf [3]
  • Nasir Mahmood [4]
  • Ali Saleem [5]
  • Ali Neyyer [6]
  • Sudath Jayarathne [7]
  • Kuldeep Rawat
  • Sajid Safiat Ullah [8]
  • Shahnawaz Mohammad [9]
  • Amandeep Singh [10]
  • Simon Henderson [11]
  • Asad Mahmood [12]
  • Sam Baxter [13]
  • Vaihav Singh [14]

Other recent matches/tours: Against VRA Amsterdam [15]

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