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Eligibility to Represent Scotland

The following guidelines are from the ICC Player Eligibility Guidelines 2018

A Player shall be qualified to participate in an International Match or ICC Event for Scotland where he or she satisfies at least one of the following requirements (the “Nationality Qualification Criteria”):

1 The Player was born in Scotland;

2.1 At the date of submission of the relevant information to the ICC, the Player is able to demonstrate (by his/her possession of a valid passport issued by the relevant country) that he/she is a national of Scotland; or

2.2 At the date of submission of the relevant information to the ICC, the Player is a Resident of Scotland. For the purposes of this Article, a Player will be deemed to be a ‘Resident’ of Scotland if the Player has had his/her primary and permanent home in Scotland for the immediately preceding three years, and Residence and Residency shall be construed accordingly.

NOTES:
(1) For the purposes of Article 2.1 the ‘immediately preceding three year’ period shall mean the three year period that immediately precedes the date of submission of the relevant information to the ICC.

(2) For the purposes of Article 2.2, a Player will be deemed to be a Resident of the relevant country if he/she can demonstrate that he/she has had his/her primary and permanent home in that country for the immediately preceding three years. This requires that the Player is able to demonstrate a close, credible and established link with the relevant country. It does not require, however, that the Player demonstrates that he/she has legal resident status in the relevant country in accordance with the applicable national law. A number of factors will influence a

Player’s satisfaction of this test including, without limitation, the time actually spent by the Player in the relevant country and the purposes of any absences during the relevant period, whether the Player works in that country, whether the Player owns/rents a property and lives in that property on a full-time basis in that country, whether the Player can demonstrate any other permanent ties to the country.

Short absences from the relevant country, for example, to travel to another country to play cricket on behalf of their National Cricket Federation in an organised tour, for holidays, attending ill family members or friends abroad, are unlikely to change the place/location of the Player’s primary and permanent home and are, therefore, unlikely to interrupt a Player’s period of Residence. By way of a guideline, however, it is likely that, save in exceptional circumstances, as a minimum requirement, on aggregate, at least 10 months actual physical presence in the relevant country in each of the three years will be required to demonstrate that the country is the place where the Player has his/her primary and permanent home.

Further information is available below.

Cricket Scotland is not able to assist any international players wishing to play domestic cricket in Scotland.

For information on clubs within Scotland, please visit the PLAY section on this website.

If you meet eligibility criteria and wish to be considered for age group or full international representation, please in the first instance contact:

general@cricketscotland.com