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Cricket has been played in Malta by the British services since 1889. When the British left Malta in 1972 the administration and running of the game was gradually taken over by Maltese citizens and Malta eventually joined the ICC as an Affiliate member in 1998.

International competition

Malta has been taking part in ICC Europe tournaments since 1995, with a best performance in 2001 in Vienna, Austria where it finished joint third in the European Affiliates Championship. Its most recent participation came in the 2012 European Championship Division Two held in Corfu, Greece in September. Its record of one win and five defeats left it in bottom place.

The star Maltese players include batsman Frank Spiteri, Nowell Khosla, and as an all-rounder, opening bowler Andrew Naudi who has had some great performances with both bat and ball.

Domestic competition

Every year summer and winter leagues are held for the local clubs. Apart from the league, Malta hosts 20 to 25 touring teams every year.

Development program

Between 1999 and 2003 the Malta Cricket Association ran a Kwik cricket program in five schools, with about 350 children, boys and girls, taking part. Due to lack of funds the program stopped and since this there are around 40 children who regularly attend the club programs. The main program now is held at the Marsa Cricket Ground. A yearly schools one day competition is held in March and 2012 will be the third time being held.

In the past the country has held coaching and umpiring courses so that Malta now has around 10 qualified coaches, ten umpires and ten scorers.