Tuvalu national cricket team

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Tuvalu
Flag of Tuvalu
Flag of Tuvalu
ICC membership granted n/a
ICC member status non-member
ICC development region East Asia/Pacific
World Cricket League division n/a
Captain n/a
Coach {{{current_coach}}}
First recorded match 29 August 1979 v  Papua New Guinea at Albert Park, Suva, Fiji
As of 6 July 2008

The Tuvalu national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Tuvalu in international cricket matches. They are not currently a member of the International Cricket Council, but the national team is still active, playing occasional matches against Kiribati.1

History

As in much of the Pacific Islands cricket was introduced to Tuvalu by missionaries in the late 19th century. However, the local population showed little interest in the game.1 The national side took part in the cricket tournament at the 1979 South Pacific Games in Fiji, playing against Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Western Samoa.2 They lost all their games and finished seventh and last.1

The national side is still active however, and occasional matches are played against Kiribati. There is no formally organised competition.1

References

  1. ^ a b c d Encyclopedia of World Cricket by Roy Morgan, Sportsbooks Publishing, 2007
  2. ^ 1979 South Pacific Games cricket tournament at CricketArchive







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