Cricket – A World Game

While the game is played in most nations of the world, the International Cricket Council, the governing body for international cricket, currently has 105 member nations.

According to the ICC, the three membership categories are:

Full Members are the governing bodies for cricket of a country recognised by the ICC, or nations associated for cricket purposes, or a geographical area, from which representative teams are qualified to play official Test matches (10 Members).

Associate Members are the governing bodies for cricket of a country recognised by the ICC, or countries associated for cricket purposes, or a geographical area, which does not qualify as a Full Member, but where cricket is firmly established and organised (35 Members).

Affiliate Members are the governing bodies for cricket of a country recognised by ICC, or countries associated for cricket purposes, or a geographical area (which is not part of one of those already constituted as a Full Member or Associate Member) where the ICC recognises that cricket is played in accordance with the Laws of Cricket (60 Members).

You can read more about the membership criteria on the ICC website.

The current ICC Full Member nations are:

  • Australia – Cricket Australia
  • Bangladesh – Bangladesh Cricket Board
  • England – England and Wales Cricket Board
  • India – Board of Control for Cricket in India
  • New Zealand – New Zealand Cricket
  • Pakistan – Pakistan Cricket Board
  • South Africa – Cricket South Africa
  • Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka Cricket
  • West Indies – West Indies Cricket Board
  • Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe Cricket Union

You can see a list of the associate and affiliate members on the ICC website.

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