Apr 12, 2018

Iceland to play its first cricket international

Iceland's cricket board has announced that its national team is embarking on a tour in which the country will play its first ever international match. "Since cricket came to Iceland in 1999, the sport has been growing steadily," the Sport360 website quoted Krikketsamband Islands chairman Jakob Robertson as saying. According to Sport360, Iceland is now hoping to join the European Cricket Council, with ambitions to match Switzerland's status as affiliate members of the International Cricket Council - the sport's global governing body. That's something which is already happening in football, where Iceland's national team has qualified for its first ever FIFA World Cup finals. There are currently only two teams in Iceland - the Reykjavík Vikings and Kópavogur Puffins, with expatriate players in the majority.

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