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Cricket in Luxembourg

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Cricket in Luxembourg is dominated by the British and Indian expatriate communities, and remains a minor sport amongst native Luxembourgers.

Luxembourg City, home to 1,800 Britons, is the centre of the sport, and all of Luxembourg's club sides are situated in the city's metropolitan area. The dominant club is the Optimists Cricket Club, which plays in the Belgian league, and has won that country's league title on three occasions (1991, 1994, 1995). The Optimists also organise other teams, which, whilst they play against the main side in the domestic tournament, will often pool their players with the Optimists' for matches against foreign opponents.

Luxembourgian cricket's governing body is the Luxembourg Cricket Federation (French: Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Cricket), which was established in 1993 to organise the game in Luxembourg and to promote it to the non-British population. The national team competes in the forty-over European Cricket Council Division Four Championship; in 2006, the team finished third, and narrowly missed out on promotion, having lost in the last over to Cyprus. In the corresponding tournament in Cyprus in September 2009, Luxembourg ended fourth out of six.

Currently Luxembourg has 3 international teams; Men's, Under 19's and Under 15's


Cricket in Luxembourg Wikipedia

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