New ICC T20 Ranking Favors Nigeria

New ICC T20 Ranking Favors Nigeria

The Nigeria national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Nigeria in international cricket. Cricket has been played in the country since the late 19th century, and the national team played their first match in 1904, when a team representing the Lagos Colony played the Gold Coast Colony. The Nigeria Cricket Association has been an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2002.


In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Nigeria and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.Nigeria’s first T20I match was against Kenya on 20 May 2019, after finishing second in the North-Western sub-region qualification group, advancing to the Regional Final of the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 Africa Qualifier tournament.


In July 2019, the ICC suspended Zimbabwe Cricket, with the team barred from taking part in ICC events. As a result of their suspension, the ICC confirmed that Nigeria would replace them in the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament.


Nigerian Men currently ranked 34th while the Women 41st in the latest ICC T20 ranking released in May, 2020. We hope to see improvement in subsequent games and tournaments

Players’ Statistics


One of the great news is seeing one of the youngsters produced by IMCC Sulaimon Runsewe and Chima Akachuckwu in the chart of Nigeria’s top Cricketers.


IMCC is truly home for youth developments.

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