ICC Full Form: The International Cricket Council is the global governing body for cricket. Representing 106 members, the ICC governs and administrates the game and works with our members to grow the sport. The ICC is also responsible for the staging of all ICC Events.
The ICC presides over the ICC Code of Conduct, playing conditions, the DRS(Decision Review System), and other ICC regulations. The ICC also appoints all match officials that officiate at all sanctioned international matches. Through the Anti-Corruption Unit, it coordinates action against corruption and match-fixing.
ICC Full Form
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 International Cricket Council in 1987. The ICC has its headquarters in Dubai, UAE.
The ICC does not control bilateral fixtures between member countries (which include all Test matches), and neither does it govern domestic cricket within member countries. It does not make or alter the laws of the game, which have remained under the governance of the Marylebone Cricket Club since 1788.
The ICC is responsible for the organisation and governance of cricket’s major international tournaments, most notably the Cricket World Cup and the T20 World Cup. It also appoints the umpires and referees that officiate at all sanctioned Test matches, One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals.
The Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) is the highest position in the governing body of world cricket. The position was established as an honorary post in 2014 after a revamp of the management of ICC.
|Chief Executive||Geoff Allardice|
|Independent Female Director||Indra Nooyi|
Associate Member Directors
ICC Board Directors and Alternate Director
Mahbub ul Anam
|England & Wales||Martin Darlow||Barry O’Brien|
|India||Sourav Ganguly||Jay Shah|
|Ireland||Ross McCollum||Michael Howard|
|New Zealand||Martin Snedden||TBC|
|South Africa||Lawson Naidoo||TBC|
|Sri Lanka||Shammi Silva||Mohan de Silva|
|West Indies||Richard Skerritt||
Dr. Kishore Shallow
|Zimbabwe||Tavengwa Mukuhlani||Ronald Chibwe|
ICC Popular Events
ICC conducts all the major cricket global events for both men and women across all member countries. Following are some of the popular events hosts by ICC:
ICC Cricket World Cup
ICC T20 World Cup
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup
ICC World Test Championship
ICC Women’s World Cup
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
The ICC offers different levels of partnerships tailored to suit the brand marketing strategy of international and regional sponsors. The partnership packages are structured across different tiers, each aimed at helping deliver the brand’s investment.
The current ICC partners are:
|Broadcast Partners||Star Sports|
|Social Responsibility||Cricket 4 good|
ICC Members Countries
Full Members –The twelve governing bodies of teams that have full voting rights within the International Cricket Council and play official Test matches.
Associate Members – The 94 governing bodies in countries where cricket is firmly established and organized, but have not been granted Full Membership yet.
|New Zealand||East Asia-Pacific||1926|
The ICC generates income from the tournaments it organises, primarily the Cricket World Cup, and it distributes the majority of that income to its members.
Sponsorship and television rights of the World Cup brought in over US$1.6 billion between 2007 and 2015, by far the ICC’s main source of income.
In the nine-month accounting period to 31 December 2007, the ICC had an operating income of $12.66 million, mainly from member subscriptions and sponsorship.
In contrast, event income was US$285.87 million, including $239 million from the 2007 World Cup. There was also an investment income of $6.695 million in the period.
The ICC has no income streams from the bilateral international cricket matches (Test matches, One Day Internationals, and Twenty20 Internationals), that account for the great majority of the international playing schedule, as they are owned and run by its members.
It has sought to create other new events to augment its World Cup revenues. These include the ICC Champions Trophy and the ICC Super Series played in Australia in 2005.
However, these events have not been as successful as the ICC hoped. The Super Series was widely seen as a failure and is not expected to be repeated, and India called for the Champions Trophy to be scrapped in 2006.
The ICC World Twenty20, first played in 2007, was a success. The ICC’s current plan is to have an international tournament every year, with a Twenty20 World Cup played in even number years, the World Cup continuing to be held the year before the Olympic Games, and the ICC Champions Trophy in the remaining year of the cycle. This cycle began in 2010, one year after the 2009 edition.
The ICC has instituted the ICC Awards to recognize and honor the best international cricket players of the previous 12 months. The inaugural ICC Awards ceremony was held on 7 September 2004, in London.
In 2020, ICC announced a special one-off edition, the ICC Awards of the Decade to honor the best performers and performances in the last 10 years.
In order to recognize individuals, the governing body nominates
- ICC Test Cricketer of the Year
- ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year
- ICC T20I Cricketer of the Year
- Gary Sobers Award for the ICC Cricketer of the Year
women’s cricketers are awarded for their efforts in the ODIs, T20Is, and the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for being the Women’s Cricketer of the Year.
ICC Global Cricket Academy
The ICC Global Cricket Academy (GCA) is located at Dubai Sports City in the United Arab Emirates.
The GCA’s facilities include two ovals, each with 10 turf pitches, outdoor turf and synthetic practice facilities, indoor practice facilities including hawk eye technology, and a cricket-specific gymnasium.
Rod Marsh has been appointed as the academy’s Director of Coaching. The opening, originally planned for 2008, took place in 2010.