ICC Americas Division 3 team previews

Fri, Feb 18, 2011 11:29 AM


Find out about the history of cricket in countries taking part in the ICC Americas Division 3.

Belize - The first cricket club was formed in 1892-93. It finished second behind Brazil at the ICC Americas Division 3 event in 2009.

Chile - The first recorded game of cricket took place in Chile in 1829 and the country's oldest club, Valparaíso Cricket Club was founded in 1860. It became an ICC Member in 2001. It won one of its three matches at the ICC Americas Division 3 event in 2009.

Costa Rica - Cricket has been played in Costa Rica since about 1890. It was introduced by West Indians, mainly from Jamaica, who came to work on the construction of the railway. It became an Affiliate Member of the ICC in 2002. It won one of its two T20 matches at ICC Americas Division 4 in June 2010.

Falkland Islands - The game was first played in the Falkland Islands in the 1920s and it became an ICC Member in 2007. It lost to Mexico and Costa Rica in the ICC Americas Division 4 Twenty20 event in 2010.

Mexico - Cricket was first played in Mexico in the 1820s and the Mexican Union Cricket Club was formed in 1827. It hosted and won both the 50-over and Twenty20 events at the ICC Americas Division 4 in 2010.

Peru - The first cricket club was established in Peru in 1859, although it wasn’t until 2006 that it became an Affiliate Member of the ICC. It finished bottom at the ICC Americas Division 3 event in 2009.

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