The winning Luxembourg team in a tournament against Czechia and Switzerland in Prague in June 2018.
Photo: Luxembourg Cricket Federation
The Luxembourg men’s national cricket team has been ranked 40th in the world and 11th in Europe by the International Cricket Council.
Cricket’s world governing body unveiled its latest T20I Team Rankings on 6 May. Luxembourg ranks no.40, at a similar level to the German national team, and just ahead of Spain, France, and Belgium. Pakistan are the no.1 team in the world, followed by England and South Africa.
A series of good recent results has seen Luxembourg win nine out of its last ten matches, including victories against Czechia, Malta and Hungary.
The next challenge for the Luxembourg Cricket Federation is to secure the national team a place in the next ICC Europe tournament to be held in 2020. This event is the first qualifying round for the world cup in the Twenty20 format. Invitations are issued based on performance and the strength of the game in each country.
Luxembourg team captain Tony Whiteman said: “This ranking is reward to the players for their commitment to success and shows that cricket in Luxembourg is in good shape.”