There are 105 Member countries of the International Cricket Council (ICC). This includes 10 Full Members, 38 Associate Members and 57 Affiliate Members.
The ICC Global Development team who are based across five continents is tasked with building a bigger, better global game by assisting the 95 Associate and Affiliate Members (AMs) grow and improve the standard of cricket within the different territories. The team provides global support through a number of services to the Members which can range from assistance on governance, high performance, growth of the game at grassroots level, marketing and communications expertise and how to develop commercial strategies within an organisation.
Over the past 20 years the amount of cricket being played in AMs has increased significantly, to the point where there are now over 1.5 million participants currently in the game of cricket, outside the Full Member nations.
The team are also responsible for implementing the ICC's global event qualifying structures and administering the grants provided to the 95 Associate and Affiliate member countries by the ICC to assist the development of cricket across the globe through the ICC Development Funding Model.