ICC Members


The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the global governing body for international cricket, encompassing men's, women's and youth participation and competition.

It is responsible for the administration of men's and women's cricket including the management of playing conditions and officials for Test Match and One-Day International (ODI) cricket and the staging of international cricket events for men, women and juniors.

It has three Membership categories which are as follows:

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 (39 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 (56 Members).

At the ICC Annual Conference 2016 in Edinburgh, Saudi Arabia was confirmed as the 39th Associate Member of the ICC. In addition to this, the Affiliate membership of Falkland Islands was suspended.