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Main article: "List of International Cricket Council members
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Current ICC members by membership status:
     Full members
     Associate members
     Affiliate members
     Non-members

The ICC has three classes of membership:

The ten full members are: Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe

The ICC has recently come under significant criticism due to its failure to grant Full membership (and consequentially Test status) to certain deserving countries, primarily "Ireland, but also including "Scotland and "Afghanistan, among others.[23][24] Despite the mission statement of the ICC[25] to be a "leading global sport" and to help in "promoting the global game", Full membership has not been expanded since "Bangladesh was granted Full membership in 2000. Also, affiliate members have even less opportunities to be granted into an associate membership. Both affiliate members and associate members compete against each other in the qualifying stage of "ICC World T20 for the 6 qualifying spots of the group stage, whereas 8 out of 10 full members automatically qualify for Super 10.

Regional bodies[edit]

These regional bodies aim to organise, promote and develop the game of cricket:

Two further regional bodies were disestablished following the creation of the African Cricket Association:

Competitions and awards[edit]

The ICC organises various First-Class and One-Day and twenty20 cricket competitions:

The ICC has instituted the "ICC Awards to recognise and honour the best international cricket players of the previous 12 months. The inaugural ICC Awards ceremony was held on 7 September 2004, in London.

The "ICC Player Rankings are a widely followed system of rankings for international cricketers based on their recent performances. The current sponsor is "Reliance Mobile, which have signed a deal with the ICC that will last until 2015.[26] Australia won the prize money of 3975000 US dollars while New Zealand as Runners-up won 1750000 US dollars as prize money in 2015.

Anti-corruption and security[edit]

The ICC has also had to deal with drugs and "bribery scandals involving top cricketers. Following the corruption scandals by cricketers connected with the legal and illegal "bookmaking markets, the ICC set up an Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) in 2000 under the retired "Commissioner of the "London Metropolitan Police, "Lord Condon. Among the corruption on which they have reported was that of former "South African captain "Hansie Cronje who had accepted substantial sums of money from an Indian bookmaker for under-performing or ensuring that certain matches had a pre-determined result. Similarly, the former "Indian captain "Mohammad Azharuddin and "Ajay Jadeja were investigated, found guilty of match-fixing, and banned from playing cricket (for life and for five years, respectively). The ACSU continues to monitor and investigate any reports of corruption in cricket and protocols have been introduced, which for example prohibit the use of "mobile telephones in "dressing rooms.

Prior to the 2007 "Cricket World Cup ICC chief executive "Malcolm Speed warned against any corruption and said that the ICC would be vigilant and intolerant against it.[27]

Following a "scandal that occurred during the 2010 Pakistan tour of England, 3 Pakistani players, "Mohammad Amir, "Mohammad Asif and "Salman Butt were found to be guilty of spot-fixing, and were banned for 5 years, 7 years and 10 years respectively. On 3 November 2011, jail terms were handed down of 30 months for Butt, one year for Asif, six months for Amir and two years eight months for Majeed, the sports agent that facilitated the bribes.[28][29][30][31]

Global Cricket Academy[edit]

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.

ICC Cricket World Program[edit]

ICC Cricket World Program

The International Cricket Council telecasts a weekly program on television called ICC Cricket World. It is produced by Sportsbrand.

It is a weekly 30-minute program providing the latest cricket news, recent cricket action including all Test and One-Day International matches, as well as off-field features and interviews

Criticism[edit]

Journalist Peter Della Penna, of "ESPN Cricinfo, has criticised the ICC for what he has perceived as attempts to minimise reports of security issues relating to unruly fans at matches.[32] "Cricket Ireland's chief executive Warren Deutrom has criticised them for double standards between Test-playing and Associate nations and the lack of clearly defined criteria allowing new countries to achieve "Test status, or for that matter: Affiliate members to achieve Associate status.

In 2015, Sam Collins and "Jarrod Kimber made the documentary "Death of a Gentleman on the internal organization of the ICC.

See also[edit]

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