List of International Cricket Council members

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) was founded at Lord's on 15 June 1909 as the Imperial Cricket Conference, [1] with Australia, England, and South Africa as its founding members. In the beginning, only countries within the Commonwealth could join. [2] These members were then joined by India, New Zealand, and the West Indies in 1926 and later by Pakistan in 1953. [3] In 1961, South Africa resigned due to their leaving the Commonwealth, [2] but they continued to play Test cricket until their international exile in 1970. [4]

International Cricket Council Governing body of cricket

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the global governing body of cricket. It was founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by representatives from Australia, England and South Africa. It was renamed as the International Cricket Conference in 1965, and took up its current name in 1989. It organises world championship events such as Cricket World Cup, Women's Cricket World Cup, ICC T20 World Cup, ICC Women's T20 World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

Lords cricket venue in St Johns Wood, London

Lord's Cricket Ground, commonly known as Lord's, is a cricket venue in St John's Wood, London. Named after its founder, Thomas Lord, it is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and is the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the European Cricket Council (ECC) and, until August 2005, the International Cricket Council (ICC). Lord's is widely referred to as the Home of Cricket and is home to the world's oldest sporting museum.

England cricket team Sports team

The England cricket team represents England and Wales in international cricket. Since 1997, it has been governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), having been previously governed by Marylebone Cricket Club since 1903. England, as a founding nation, is a Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) status. Until the 1990s, Scottish and Irish players also played for England as those countries were not yet ICC members in their own right.

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The Imperial Cricket Conference was renamed the International Cricket Conference in 1965, with new rules permitting countries from outside the Commonwealth to be elected into the governing body for the first time. That year, Fiji and the USA became the first Associate Member nations. [2]

In 1981, Sri Lanka became the first Associate Member to be elected a Full Member, returning the number of Test-playing nations to seven. In 1989, the ICC was again renamed, this time to International Cricket Council. [2] South Africa was reelected as a Full Member to the ICC in 1991 and Zimbabwe was elected in 1992. [3] It would be eight years before the next Full Member, Bangladesh, was elected in 2000. [3] On 22 June 2017, Ireland and Afghanistan were granted Full Member and Test status, bringing the number of Full Members to 12. [5]

Ireland cricket team Sports team representing All-Ireland in international cricket

The Ireland cricket team represents all of Ireland in international cricket. The Irish Cricket Union, operating under the brand Cricket Ireland is the sport's governing body in Ireland, and organises the international team.

Afghanistan national cricket team national sports team

The Afghanistan men's national team is the 12th test cricket playing Full Member nation. Cricket has been played in Afghanistan since the mid 19th century, but it is only in recent years that the national team has become successful. The Afghanistan Cricket Board was formed in 1995 and became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2001 and a member of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in 2003.

As of 29 July 2019, there are 104 ICC members, with 12 Full Members and 92 Associate Members. The Membership Committee will consider all future requests for membership – full and associate – against an objective set of criteria. There was previously a third level, Affiliate Membership, which was removed in June 2017 with all previous Affiliate Members becoming Associate Members. [6] The rule changes introduced a hierarchy, with two categories of membership: Full Members and Associate Members. Any new member elected to the governing body could only be an Associate Member, with the possibility of later being promoted to a Full Member based on ongoing performance in international competition.

A hierarchy is an arrangement of items in which the items are represented as being "above", "below", or "at the same level as" one another. Hierarchy is an important concept in a wide variety of fields, such as philosophy, mathematics, computer science, organizational theory, systems theory, and the social sciences.

In July 2019, the ICC suspended Zimbabwe Cricket, the first time this has been done to a Full Member side. [7] [8] In October 2019, the ICC lifted its suspension on Zimbabwe Cricket. [9]

Zimbabwe Cricket

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), known as the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) until 2004, is the governing body for the sport of cricket in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Cricket is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), and administers the Zimbabwe national cricket team, organising Test tours, One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals with other nations. It also organises domestic cricket, including the Castle Logan Cup, the Coca-Cola Metbank Pro50 Championship and the Stanbic Bank 20 Series in Zimbabwe.

Full Members

Full Members are the governing bodies for cricket in a country or a group of associated countries representing a geographical area. All Full Members have a right to send one representative team to play official Test matches and have full voting rights at meetings of the ICC. Also, all Full Member nations are automatically qualified to play ODIs and T20Is. [2] The West Indies cricket team does not represent one country, but rather an amalgamation of more than 15 countries and territories from the Caribbean. The English Cricket team represents both England and Wales and the Ireland cricket team represents all of the island of Ireland.

Caribbean Region to the center-east of America composed of many islands / coastal regions surrounding the Caribbean Sea

The Caribbean is a region of the Americas that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.

England and Wales Administrative jurisdiction within the United Kingdom

England and Wales is a legal jurisdiction covering England and Wales, two of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom. ’England and Wales’ forms the constitutional successor to the former Kingdom of England and follows a single legal system, known as English law.

All-Ireland Term referring to all of Ireland

"All-Ireland" is a term referring to all of Ireland. It contrasts with terms such as Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland, which apply only to specific jurisdictions on the island. "All-Ireland" is most frequently used to refer to sporting teams or events for the entire island, but also has related meanings in politics and religion.

Among these 12 nations, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Ireland have played as associate nations under the ICC before becoming Full Members.

CountryTeamsGoverning bodyFull Member since [2] Test status sinceRegionCurrent ranking (men's)Current ranking (women's)
Test ODI T20I WODI WT20I
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan MenWomenU19 Afghanistan Cricket Board 22 June 201714 June 2018 Asia 108
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia MenWomenU19 Cricket Australia 15 June 190915 March 1877 East Asia-Pacific 45411
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh MenWomenU19 Bangladesh Cricket Board 26 June 200010 November 2000 Asia 971099
Flag of England.svg  England MenWomenU19 England and Wales Cricket Board 15 June 190915 March 1877 Europe 41222
Flag of India.svg  India MenWomenU19 Board of Control for Cricket in India 31 May 192625 June 1932 Asia 12535
Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland MenWomenU19 Cricket Ireland 22 June 201711 May 2018 Europe 12171010
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand MenWomenU19 New Zealand Cricket 31 May 192610 January 1930 East Asia-Pacific 23643
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan MenWomenU19 Pakistan Cricket Board 28 July 195216 October 1952 Asia 76177
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa MenWomenU19 Cricket South Africa 15 June 190912 March 1889 Africa 34356
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka MenWomenU19 Sri Lanka Cricket 21 July 198117 February 1982 Asia 68988
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies MenWomenU19 Cricket West Indies 31 May 192623 June 1928 Americas 89764
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe MenWomenU19 Zimbabwe Cricket 6 July 199218 October 1992 Africa 10111213

Reference: ICC Men's Rankings, ICC Women's Rankings, 24 July 2019

Associate Members

Associate Members are countries where cricket is firmly established and organised but do not qualify for Full Membership. [2] There are 92 Associate Members. [10]

All Associates are eligible to play in the ICC World Cricket League, a series of international one-day cricket administered by the ICC. [11] There is also an ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier that works as a qualification process for ICC T20 World Cup that occurred every two years (until 2016, the next T20 World Cup is in 2020). Until April 2018, only the qualified teams were awarded Twenty20 International status. [12] In April 2018, the ICC announced T20I status for all its members from 1 July 2018 for women's game and from 1 January 2019 for men's game. [13]

In addition to key administrative requirements of the national governing body, an Associate Member must: [14]

Dagger-14-plain.pngDenotes members that are currently suspended by the ICC.

CountryTeamsGoverning bodyAssociate member sinceRegionRef
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina MenWomenU19 Argentine Cricket Association 1974 Americas [15]
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria MenWomenU19 Austrian Cricket Association 2017 Europe [16]
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas MenWomenU19 Bahamas Cricket Association 2017 Americas [17]
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain MenWomenU19 Bahrain Cricket Association 2017 Asia [18]
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium MenWomenU19 Belgian Cricket Federation 2005 Europe [19]
Flag of Belize.svg  Belize MenWomenU19 Belize National Cricket Association 2017 Americas [20]
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda MenWomenU19 Bermuda Cricket Board 1966 Americas [2]
Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan MenWomenU19 Bhutan Cricket Council Board 2017 Asia [21]
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana MenWomenU19 Botswana Cricket Association 2005 Africa [22]
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil MenWomenU19 Brazilian Cricket Association 2017 Americas [23]
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria MenWomenU19 Bulgaria Cricket Federation 2017 Europe [24]
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon MenWomenU19 Cameroon Cricket Association 2017 Africa [25]
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada MenWomenU19 Cricket Canada 1968 Americas [2]
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands MenWomenU19 Cayman Islands Cricket Association 2002 Americas [26]
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile MenWomenU19 Chilean Cricket Association 2017 Americas [27]
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China MenWomenU19 Chinese Cricket Association 2017 Asia [28]
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands MenWomenU19 Cook Islands Cricket Association 2017 East Asia-Pacific [29]
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica MenWomenU19 Costa Rica Cricket Federation 2017 Americas [30]
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Dagger-14-plain.png MenWomenU19 Croatia Cricket Board 2017 Europe [31]
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus MenWomenU19 Cyprus Cricket Association 2017 Europe [32]
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic MenWomenU19 Czech Republic Cricket Union 2017 Europe [33]
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark MenWomenU19 Danish Cricket Federation 1966 Europe [34]
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia MenWomenU19 Estonia Cricket Association 2017 Europe [35]
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini MenWomenU19 Eswatini Cricket Association 2017 Africa [36]
Flag of the Falkland Islands.svg  Falkland Islands Dagger-14-plain.png MenWomenU19 Falkland Cricket Association 2017 Americas [37]
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji MenWomenU19 Fiji Cricket Association 1965 East Asia-Pacific [38]
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland MenWomenU19 Finnish Cricket Association 2017 Europe [39]
Flag of France.svg  France MenWomenU19 France Cricket Association 1998 Europe [40]
Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia MenWomenU19 Gambia Cricket Association 2017 Africa [41]
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany MenWomenU19 German Cricket Federation 1999 Europe [42]
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana MenWomenU19 Ghana Cricket Association 2017 Africa [43]
Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar MenWomenU19 Gibraltar Cricket Association 1969 Europe [44]
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece MenWomenU19 Hellenic Cricket Federation 2017 Europe [45]
Flag of Guernsey.svg  Guernsey MenWomenU19 Guernsey Cricket Board 2008 Europe [46]
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong MenWomenU19 Hong Kong Cricket Association 1969 Asia [2]
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary MenWomenU19 Hungarian Cricket Association 2017 Europe [47]
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia MenWomenU19 Indonesia Cricket Foundation 2017 East Asia-Pacific [48]
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran MenWomenU19 Islamic Republic of Iran Cricket Association 2017 Asia [49]
Flag of the Isle of Man.svg  Isle of Man MenWomenU19 Isle of Man Cricket Association 2017 Europe [50]
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel MenWomenU19 Israel Cricket Association 1974 Europe [2]
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy MenWomenU19 Federazione Cricket Italiana 1995 Europe [51]
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan MenWomenU19 Japan Cricket Association 2005 East Asia-Pacific [52]
Flag of Jersey.svg  Jersey MenWomenU19 Jersey Cricket Board 2007 Europe [53]
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya MenWomenU19 Cricket Kenya 1981 Africa [2]
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait MenWomenU19 Kuwait Cricket Association 2005 Asia [54]
Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho MenWomenU19 Lesotho Cricket Association 2017 Africa [55]
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg MenWomenU19 Luxembourg Cricket Federation 2017 Europe [56]
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi MenWomenU19 Malawi Cricket Association 2017 Africa [57]
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia MenWomenU19 Malaysian Cricket Association 1967 Asia [58]
Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives MenWomenU19 Cricket Control Board of Maldives 2017 Asia [59]
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali MenWomenU19 Malian Cricket Federation 2017 Africa [2]
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta MenWomenU19 Malta Cricket Association 2017 Europe [60]
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico MenWomenU19 Mexico Cricket Association 2017 Americas [61]
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique MenWomenU19 Mozambican Cricket Association 2017 Africa [62]
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar MenWomenU19 Myanmar Cricket Federation 2017 Asia [63]
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia MenWomenU19 Namibia Cricket Board 1992 Africa [64]
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal MenWomenU19 Cricket Association of Nepal 1996 Asia [65]
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands MenWomenU19 Royal Dutch Cricket Board 1966 Europe [2]
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria MenWomenU19 Nigeria Cricket Association 2002 Africa [66]
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway MenWomenU19 Norwegian Cricket Board 2017 Europe [67]
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman MenWomenU19 Oman Cricket Board 2014 Asia [68]
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama MenWomenU19 Panama Cricket Association 2017 Americas [69]
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea MenWomenU19 Cricket PNG 1973 East Asia-Pacific [70]
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru MenWomenU19 Peru Cricket Association 2017 Americas [2]
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines MenWomenU19 Philippines Cricket Association 2017 East Asia-Pacific [71]
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal MenWomenU19 Portuguese Cricket Federation 2017 Europe [72]
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar MenWomenU19 Qatar Cricket Association 2017 Asia [73]
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania MenWomenU19 Cricket Romania 2017 Europe [74]
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Men Women U19 Cricket Russia 2017 Europe [75]
Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda MenWomenU19 Rwanda Cricket Association 2017 Africa [76]
Flag of Saint Helena.svg  Saint Helena MenWomenU19 St Helena Cricket Association 2017 Africa [77]
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa MenWomenU19 Cricket Samoa 2017 East Asia-Pacific [78]
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia MenWomenU19 Saudi Cricket Centre 2016 Asia [79]
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland MenWomenU19 Cricket Scotland 1994 Europe [2]
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia MenWomenU19 Serbian Cricket Federation 2017 Europe [80]
Flag of the Seychelles.svg  Seychelles MenWomenU19 Seychelles Cricket Association 2017 Africa [81]
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone MenWomenU19 Sierra Leone Cricket Association 2017 Africa [82]
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore MenWomenU19 Singapore Cricket Association 1974 Asia [83]
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia MenWomenU19 Slovenian Cricket Association 2017 Europe [84]
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea MenWomenU19 Korea Cricket Association 2017 East Asia-Pacific [85]
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain MenWomenU19 Cricket Spain 2017 Europe [86]
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname MenWomenU19 Suriname Cricket Board 2011 Americas [87]
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden MenWomenU19 Swedish Cricket Federation 2017 Europe [88]
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania MenWomenU19 Tanzania Cricket Association 2001 Africa [89]
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand MenWomenU19 Cricket Association of Thailand 2005 Asia [90]
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey MenWomenU19 Turkish Cricket Board 2017 Europe [80]
Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg  Turks and Caicos Islands MenWomenU19 Turks and Caicos Cricket Association 2017 Americas [91]
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda MenWomenU19 Uganda Cricket Association 1998 Africa [92]
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates MenWomenU19 Emirates Cricket Board 1990 Asia [93]
Flag of the United States.svg  United States MenWomenU19 USA Cricket 2019 [lower-alpha 1] Americas [94]
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu MenWomenU19 Vanuatu Cricket Association 2009 East Asia-Pacific [95]
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia Dagger-14-plain.png MenWomenU19 Zambia Cricket Union 2003 Africa [96]
  1. USA had previously been an associate member since 1965 under the name USA Cricket Association, however was expelled in 2017.

Associate Members with ODI status

ICC grants One-Day International status to its Associate Members based on their success in the World Cricket League.

The Associate teams who currently hold ODI status are:

TeamGoverning bodyODI status sinceRegionCurrent ODI Ranking
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia Namibia Cricket Board 2019 [97] Africa
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal Cricket Association of Nepal 2018 [2] Asia 15
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond 2018 [2] Europe 13
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman Oman Cricket Board 2019 [98] Asia
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea Cricket PNG 2019 [99] East Asia-Pacific 17
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Cricket Scotland 2018 [2] Europe 14
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates Emirates Cricket Board 2018 [2] Asia 16
Flag of the United States.svg  United States USA Cricket 2019 [100] Americas

In winning the 2015–17 World Cricket League, Netherlands ensured they would become an ODI team at the end of the 2018 World Cup Qualifier. The three other highest placed associates in this qualifier (UAE, Scotland and Nepal) joined them. In June 2018, Scotland and UAE were added to the main ODI rankings list, with Nepal joining them in January 2019. [101] Netherlands will be added once they have played enough games to gain a meaningful rating.

Four additional teams gained ODI status after the conclusion of the World Cricket League Division Two tournament in April 2019. [102] These teams were Namibia, Oman, Papua New Guinea and USA. [102]

Associate Members with T20I status

In April 2018, the ICC announced T20I status for all its 105 Members from 1 January 2019. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between ICC Members after 1 January 2019 will be full T20I. [103] [13]

Former members

There are five countries who were previously members of the International Cricket Council (associate or affiliate), but had their memberships revoked due to various reasons.

CountryRegionICC membership period
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Africa1999-2019 [104]
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Americas2002-2013
Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei Asia2002-2015
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga East Asia-Pacific2000-2014 [105]
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Europe1985-2012

Regional bodies

Regional bodies aim to organise, promote and develop the game of cricket in their respective ICC regions:

Two further regional bodies were disestablished following the creation of the African Cricket Association:

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