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USA Cricket joins International Cricket Council as its 105th member

first_imgUSA Cricket achieved a significant milestone on Tuesday as it was inducted as the 105th member of the International Cricket Council (ICC). It is a significant landmark for the governing body that was established in 2017 to develop the cricket community in the United States following the expulsion of the USA Cricket Association (USACA).USA Cricket’s application to become the 93rd Associate Member in accordance with the ICC Constitution was approved by ICC Members following the Membership Committee’s recommendation to the ICC Board late last year and is implemented with immediate effect, according to a ICC media release.As a Member of the ICC, USA Cricket is now eligible to receive funding in accordance with the ICC Development Funding Policy and can sanction domestic and international cricket in the United States.A transition plan has been agreed for the governing body, which has, to date, been managed by the ICC Americas regional support programme. This will see all governing body obligations transferred to USA Cricket under the auspices of the USA Cricket Board of Directors this month. The recruitment of a Chief Executive and key management roles will begin in due course as the immediate priorities of the new Member.Notably, the USACA was suspended thrice between 2005 and 2015 as the ICC had constantly expressed concerns over governance, finance, reputation, and cricketing activities before it was expelled in 2017.ICC chief congratulates Paraag MaratheICC Chief Executive, David Richardson said: “This is the culmination of a great deal of hard work and I would like to congratulate the Chair of USA Cricket, Paraag Marathe, and the Board, on this important milestone and wish them all the very best for the future.advertisementUSA Cricket Board Chair, Paraag Marathe said: “USA Cricket was established to bring together the cricket community in the United States, develop the game and unlock the sport’s undoubted potential for growth. Today’s confirmation that it is the ICC’s newest Member is a significant staging post on that journey.”As David mentioned, this recognition is not just the work of our Board but is a result of thousands of volunteer hours over the last 18 months and USA Cricket appreciates the time, effort and sacrifice of all those involved.”On behalf of our Board of Directors and the entire U.S. cricket community, I also want to thank the ICC and the other 104-member countries for your faith in us to deliver on the nearly limitless potential for cricket in the United States. We do not take this responsibility lightly and pledge to lead this great game with the integrity, passion and tireless work ethic that is a foundation for global cricket.”Also Read | Indian Premier League 2019 to be played in India from March 23Also Read | India vs Australia: BCCI announces huge cash rewards for Virat Kohli’s history makersAlso Read | It takes some serious marbles: Ravi Shastri on Virat Kohli’s captaincyAlso See:last_img read more

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