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Panama Cricket Team Guide

The Panama national cricket team represents Panama in international cricket competitions. The team is governed by the Panama Cricket Association. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2002 and achieved associate member status in 2017. Their international debut was against Trinidad and Tobago in 1964.

History Of The Panama Cricket Team

Cricket was introduced to Panama by colonials from the West Indies during the construction of the Panama Canal. After the colonials departed, the sport gained traction among the Indian-origin population, leading to the formation of the Indian Society. This society aimed to foster relationships and find new venues for cricket, resulting in the sport’s growing popularity. The Panama cricket team joined the ICC as an Affiliate Member in 2002, and since then, cricket has been gaining popularity within the country.

Former Captains Of The Panama Cricket Team

Irfan Hafejee is a former captain of the Panama National Cricket. Ifran Hafejee is a right hand batter and a right arm medium bowler. 

Top Run Scorers In Panama Cricket Team History

Since making his debut back in 2004, Irfan Hafejee has been one of the most prolific batters for the Panama cricket team, being the first player to surpass 400 runs as well as being the first player to record a century in a match.

Top Wicket Takers In Panama Cricket Team History

Asif Patel was the first bowler to record 5 individual wickets in a game for the Panama cricket team. Unsuprisingly, all rounder Irfan Hafejee has been one of the most consistent bowlers for his nation.

Memorable Games For The Panama Cricket Team

One of the memorable games is Panama’s first-ever Twenty20 International match against the Costa Rica cricket team in the 2019 Central American Cricket Championship, which Panama won. Yusuf Ebrahim finished the game with 35 runs not out from 23 balls and Dilip Dahyabhai Ahir took two wickets from just 11 balls.

Rivals Of The Panama Cricket Team

Panama has played against many teams in T20I matches, including Argentina cricket team, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada cricket team, Costa Rica cricket team, Mexico cricket team, and the USA cricket team. Despite there being no specific rivalries, these nations often have highly competitive matchups.