Cook Islands
LogoCICA.png
AssociationCook Islands Cricket Association
Personnel
CaptainMa'ara Ave
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
Affiliate member (2000)
ICC regionEast Asia-Pacific
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv  Samoa at Independence Park, Port Vila; 9 September 2022
Last T20Iv  Samoa at Independence Park, Port Vila; 13 September 2022
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[2] 4 2/2
(0 ties, 0 no result)
This year[3] 4 2/2
(0 ties, 0 no result)
As of 13 September 2022

The Cook Islands national cricket team is the team that represents the Cook Islands - an island country in a free association with New Zealand - in international cricket matches. The team is organised by the Cook Islands Cricket Association, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2000[4] and an associate member when all affiliate members were promoted to that status in 2017.[1]

The Cook Islands' first international tournament was the 2001 edition of the Pacifica Cup, which was played in New Zealand. The team has played at ICC East Asia-Pacific tournaments, and at the 2006 EAP Trophy finished second to Fiji and narrowly missed out on qualifying for the World Cricket League.[5] Outside ICC tournaments, the Cook Islands fielded a team in the cricket tournament at the 2003 South Pacific Games, winning the bronze medal.[6]

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between the Cook Islands and other ICC members since 1 January 2019 have been full T20Is.[7]

Cook Islands was scheduled to return to international competition at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa,[8] but choose to not participate and instead concentrate on development of the National Team.[9]

In September 2022 they played the Tāmaki Makaurau Tāne, an all-Māori squad, in Auckland, New Zealand,[10][11] before participating in the T-20 Cricket World Cup East Asia Pacific Sub-Regional Qualifying Tournament in Vanuatu.[12]

Current squad

Team selected for the T-20 Cricket World Cup East Asia Pacific Sub-Regional Qualifying Tournament in Vanuatu:[13]

Records

International Match Summary — Cook Islands[14]

Last updated 13 September 2022

Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals 4 2 2 0 0 9 September 2022

Twenty20 International

T20I record versus other nations[14]

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
vs Associate Members
 Samoa 2 1 1 0 0 9 September 2022 13 September 2022
 Fiji 1 0 1 0 0 10 September 2022
 Vanuatu 1 1 0 0 0 11 September 2022 11 September

Records complete to T20I #1770. Last updated 13 September 2022.

Other records

For a list of selected international matches played by Cook Islands, see Cricket Archive.

See also

References

  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. ^ "T20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  3. ^ "T20I matches - 2022 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  4. ^ Cook Islands – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  5. ^ Other matches played by Cook Islands Archived 18 October 2017 at the Wayback Machine – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  6. ^ Finals matches results for the 2003 South Pacific Games cricket tournament at SportingPulse
  7. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Cricket announces Pac Games squads". 18 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Biggest PacGames team ever". 18 August 2020.
  10. ^ Karanama Ruru (2 September 2022). "Auckland's first all-Māori cricket team set to take on Cook Islands". Stuff. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  11. ^ "Cooks national cricket squad play Auckland's first all- Māori team". Cook Islands News. 5 September 2022. Retrieved 6 September 2022.
  12. ^ "Trained, blessed, and ready for take-off". Cook Islands News. 1 September 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  13. ^ Rahul Patil (6 August 2022). "Cricket squad named for T20 Qualifiers". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  14. ^ a b "Records / Cook Islands / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 September 2022.