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Flag of Qatar
Flag of Qatar
ICC membership granted 1999
ICC member status Affiliate member
ICC development region Asia
World Cricket League division N/A
ACC Trophy division Champions
Captain Umer Taj
Coach Aruna de Silva
First recorded match 11 July 2002 v Kuwait at Singapore
As of 23 November 2009

The Qatari cricket team is the team that represents the country of Qatar in international cricket matches. They became an Affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 1999.




International Competition

Qatar's international debut came in 2002 at the ACC Trophy, where they failed to progress beyond the first round. A major improvement came in the next tournament in 2004 when they came fourth. This qualified them for the final pre-qualifying tournament for the 2005 ICC Trophy, played in Malaysia in early 2005. They finished fourth in that tournament, thereby dropping off the road to qualification to the 2007 World Cup. They once again competed at the ACC Trophy in 2006, this time finishing in eighth place. They will play in the new Champions division of that tournament in 2008.

Tournament History

ACC Trophy

  • 2002: First round
  • 2004: 4th place
  • 2006: 8th place

ACC Twenty20 Cup

  • 2007: First round

Youth Cricket

Qatar have fielded sides in regional competition at Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 levels.

Under 15s

The Qatar Under 15 team competed in Asia Cup tournaments in 2002, 2005 and 2006. They failed to progress beyond the first round on all occasions. Even after losing just one game (against Oman) in the group stage of the 2006 competition, they were not allowed to play in the semi-finals as they did not abide by the qualification rules.

Under 17s

The Qatar Under 17 team competed in the Asia Cup for the first time in 2004, where they did not progress past the first round. In 2005, they reached the quarter finals.

Under 19s

The Under 19 team has participated in Asia Cup tournaments in 2001, 2003 and 2005, reaching the semi finals on the 2003 & 2005 editions. In the 2001 the came runner up in the plate league.


Current squad

The following list contains the 14 players in Qatar's squad for the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup:
  • Umer Taj (Captain)
  • Rusharat Ali
  • Zaheeruddin Ibrahim
  • Faisal Noor
  • Sardar Badshah
  • Irfan Hussain
  • Iqtedar Khan
  • Ameenullah Khan
  • Ali Ishtiaq
  • Sheikh Raheel
  • Ahmed Qureshi
  • Abbas Hussain
  • Habib Zada

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