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Is it possible to start(for the first time) playing cricket for another country? if so, then does the U.S Passport work for Australia?

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    What do you mean, "for the first time"? No country is going to take a completely new player as an international, especially one that isn't even theirs. – Nij Jul 17 at 22:33
  • I mean like if it was your first National team. – Cracker Jul 18 at 4:31
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In order to be considered eligible to play for a given country the International Cricket Council (ICC) requires the player to meet at least one of the following criteria for nationality:

2.1.1 the Player was born in the country whose domestic cricket governing body is the National Cricket Federation;

2.1.2 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 the country whose domestic cricket governing body is the National Cricket Federation; or

2.1.3 at the date of submission of the relevant information to the ICC, the Player is a Resident of the country whose domestic cricket governing body is the National Cricket Federation. For the purposes of this Article, a Player will be deemed to be a ‘Resident' of a particular country if the Player has had his/her primary and permanent home in the relevant country for the immediately preceding three years, and Residence and Residency shall be construed accordingly.

So for your hypothetical American passport holder assuming they weren't born in Australia the most likely way they could achieve eligibility would be to a resident of a country whose cricket was governed by Cricket Australia for 3 years preceeding selection.

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