About ICC

Our Vision of Success

As a leading global sport, cricket will captivate and inspire people of every age, gender, background and ability while building bridges between continents, countries and communities.

Strategic Direction

A bigger, better, global game targeting more players, more fans, more competitive teams.

Our long-term success will be judged on growth in participation and public interest and the competitiveness of teams participating in men's and women's international cricket.

Mission Statement

As the international governing body for cricket, the International Cricket Council will lead by:

  • Providing a world class environment for international cricket
  • Delivering 'major' events across three formats
  • Providing targeted support to Members
  • Promoting the global game

Our Values

The ICC's actions and people are guided by the following values:

  • Fairness and Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Respect for diversity
  • Commitment to the global game and its great spirit

ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar

Mr Shashank Manohar is a cricket administrator with a wealth of experience. Mr Manohar first joined the Vidharbha Cricket Association ( VCA) as an Executive Member in 1983 and twice held the position of President from 1997-1999 and then 2001-2009. During his tenure at the VCA, he was instrumental in creating a modern cricket stadium in Nagpur and setting up a residential cricket academy for nurturing talent.
Mr Manohar was elected as the BCCI vice-president  in 2005 and was subsequently elevated to the post of the President in 2008, a responsibility he discharged with distinction till 2011. In October 2015, he was unanimously re-elected as the President of the BCCI.
Mr Manohar is a science graduate and a practising lawyer since 1979.


ICC President Zaheer Abbas

Zaheer Abbas played 78 Tests and 62 ODIs from 1969 to 1985 in which he scored 5,062 and 2,572 runs, respectively. He also played in the 1975, 1979 and 1983 ICC Cricket World Cups and captained Pakistan in 14 Tests and 13 ODIs.

Zaheer made his Test match debut in 1969, and in his second Test he scored 274 against England, still the fourth-ever highest score by a Pakistani batsman. This was the first of four Test double-centuries that Zaheer made; only 10 men have scored more. The last was an innings of 215 against India in 1983, the first of three centuries in consecutive Tests, and his 100th first-class century; Zaheer and Geoffrey Boycott are the only two batsmen to have scored their 100th first-class century in a Test match. Zaheer is the only player to have scored a century and double century in a first-class match four times, finishing each of the eight innings not out.

Zaheer had two stints as captain of the Pakistan cricket team in 1981 and 1984. He retired from international cricket in 1985 and has officiated as a match referee in one Test and three ODI matches. He has also worked as the manager of the national team.


ICC Chief Executive David Richardson

David Richardson

South Africa’s premier wicketkeeper for the first seven years after its readmission to international cricket, David Richardson played 42 Tests and 122 One-Day Internationals before retiring from all cricket in 1998 after a 21-year first-class career.
Mr Richardson, a qualified lawyer, remained in touch with the game after retirement as both a media commentator as well as a business director with Octagon SA, the company responsible for negotiating player employment contracts with the United Cricket Board of South Africa, as Cricket South Africa was known then. Then, in January 2002, he was appointed the first ICC general manager of cricket, a post he retained till June 2012, before becoming the fourth ICC chief executive, replacing Haroon Lorgat.


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