Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea (PNG) became an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1973, before competing in ICC Trophy in 1979.
PNG finished fourth in the final qualifying tournament for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, in New Zealand in 2014. While missing out on qualification for the World Cup, their final position allowed them to gain One Day International (ODI) status for the first time. By having ODI status, the International Cricket Council (ICC) also granted Papua New Guinea Twenty20 International (T20I) status.
The team played their first ODI match in a two-match series against Hong Kong in Australia in November 2014.