Cyprus Cricket Association
The Cyprus Cricket Association (CCA) is the governing body of cricket in Cyprus
Cyprus , officially the Republic of Cyprus , is a Eurasian island country, member of the European Union, in the Eastern Mediterranean, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria and north of Egypt. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.The earliest known human activity on the...

. It is a member of the European Cricket Council
European Cricket Council
The European Cricket Council is an international body which oversees cricket in European countries other than the Test-playing cricketing nation of England and Wales.-Activities:...

 and an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council since 1999. It organises the Cyprus cricket league which has 10 participating teams including some from the British military bases of Akrotiri and Dekhelia. It is also responsible for the Cyprus National Cricket team.

Cricket has been played in Cyprus for many years, but has mainly been confined to the British Army bases.

The European Cricket Council, given the task of promoting cricket throughout Europe, encouraged Cyprus Cricket to form its own organisation, the Cyprus Cricket Association, with its own committee and constitution.

From 2003 the CCA have been organising cricket on the island, extending the game into the towns, setting up a league, starting youth cricket in the schools, and forming a national team to enter European competitions. The European Cricket Council provides the CCA with funds to promote youth cricket and train coaches to go out into the schools.

The British Army has been helpful to the CCA, giving them access to its facilities, and entering teams into the newly formed league. In fact the 2005 league champions were a military side, WSBA.
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