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Flag of Iran
Flag of Iran
ICC membership granted 2003
ICC member status Affiliate member
ICC development region Asia
World Cricket League division n/a
ACC Trophy division Challengers
Captain Nariman Bakhtyar
Coach {{{current_coach}}}
First recorded match 13 June 2004 v Bhutan at Kelab Aman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
As of 31 July 2007

Cricket was introduced into Iran in the 1920s and 1930s by the British who were working in the oil industry but it died a death when the Iranians took over the oil industry. It was reintroduced in the late 1990s by Iranians returning to live at home after receiving an overseas education. Iran joined the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in 2003. The leading player and coach was Hossain Ali Saliman who was educated at Karachi university. Tehran has now four Clubs supported by ex-pats. However the clubs at Chah Bahar, Iranshahr, Zahedan and Mashhad are made up almost entirely of locals.

The Iranian cricket team is the team that represents the country of Iran in international cricket matches. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 2003. [1] They made their international debut at the ACC Trophy the following year, and played in the tournament again in 2006. On both occasions, they failed to progress beyond the first round.

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