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Switzerland national cricket team

Switzerland
AssociationCricket Switzerland
Personnel
CaptainAfzaal Sikander[1]
CoachChris Lodge
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member (2021)
Affiliate member (1985)
ICC regionEurope
ICC Rankings Current[2] Best-ever
T20I 51st 49th (16 July 2023)
International cricket
First internationalSwitzerland Switzerland v. Greece 
(Castel, Guernsey; 21 May 1990)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv  Gibraltar at Marsa Sports Club, Marsa; 22 October 2021
Last T20Iv  Malta at Marsa Sports Club, Marsa; 16 July 2023
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[3] 18 12/6 (0 ties, 0 no results)
This year[4] 0 0/0 (0 ties, 0 no results)
As of 1 January 2024

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

History

Cricket has been played in Switzerland since at least 1817.[5]

The association (renamed to Cricket Switzerland[6] in 2014), became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 1985.[7] 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.

They 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, but unfortunately, internal differences meant Switzerland were forced to withdraw from the tournament and hence was demoted to Division III.

These internal differences resulted from two rival governing bodies attempting to govern cricket in Switzerland, and this along with various breaches of membership regulations of the International Cricket Council led to Switzerland being expelled from the council.[8]

With these governance issues resolved, an application to rejoin the ICC was submitted in October 2020.[9] Switzerland were granted associate ICC Membership on 23 July 2021.

There are currently more than 30 clubs playing in Switzerland.[10]

22 October 2021
10:00
Scorecard
Gibraltar 
133/9 (20 overs)
v
  Switzerland
134/1 (14.4 overs)
Louis Bruce 31 (27)
Aidan Andrews 3/21 (4 overs)
Osama Mahmood 58* (46)
Charles Harrison 1/19 (2 overs)
Switzerland won by 9 wickets
Marsa Sports Club, Marsa
Umpires: Tony Slater (Mlt) and Tim Wheeler (Mlt)
Player of the match: Osama Mahmood (Sui)
  • Gibraltar won the toss and elected to bat.
  • First ever T20I match for Switzerland.

Tournament History

Valetta Cup

Records and statistics

International Match Summary — Switzerland[11]

Last updated 16 July 2023

Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals 18 12 6 0 0 22 October 2021

Twenty20 International

T20I record versus other nations[11]

Records complete to T20I #2146. Last updated 16 July 2023.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
vs Associate Members
 Bulgaria 1 1 0 0 0 22 October 2021 22 October 2021
 Czech Republic 1 0 1 0 0 30 July 2022
 Estonia 1 1 0 0 0 27 July 2022 27 July 2022
 France 2 2 0 0 0 25 July 2022 25 July 2022
 Gibraltar 1 1 0 0 0 22 October 2021 22 October 2021
 Luxembourg 6 3 3 0 0 11 June 2022 11 June 2022
 Malta 4 3 1 0 0 23 October 2021 23 October 2021
 Norway 1 0 1 0 0 28 July 2022
 Romania 1 1 0 0 0 13 July 2023 13 July 2023

See also

References

  1. ^ "Afzaal Sikander". www.cricketswitzerland.ch.
  2. ^ "ICC Rankings". International Cricket Council.
  3. ^ "T20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  4. ^ "T20I matches - 2024 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  5. ^ "About - Cricket Switzerland". Cricketswitzerland.ch. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Cricket Switzerland - Cricket Switzerland". Cricketswitzerland.ch. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  7. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". Cricketarchive.co.uk. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  8. ^ "ICC Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Switzerland re-apply for ICC membership". Emerging Cricket. 23 October 2020. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Clubs & Affiliates - Cricket Switzerland". Cricketswitzerland.ch. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Records / Switzerland / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 October 2021.


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