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ICC: International Cricket Council.




ICC is the international supervise body of cricket. In 1909 It was inaugurated as the Imperial Cricket Conference by from England, Australia and South Africa, in 1965 as renamed the International Cricket Conference, and in 1989 took up its current name.

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The ICC has 106 representative: 10 Countries are Full Members, they considered as a full member because they play Test matches, 38 countries are Associate Members, while countries are 57 Affiliate Members. The ICC is authoritative for the governance of cricket's major international cricket contest, most particularly the ICC Cricket World Cup. It also allot the umpires and referees that handle at all okayed Test matches, One Day International and Twenty20 Internationals matches. It promote the ICC Code of Conduct, which sets professional standards of exercise for international cricket, and also accommodate action against match-fixing and corruption through its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU).


The former president of BCCI Sirinavasan declared as the first chairman of International cricket council On 26th of june 2014.


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The role of ICC president has become a largely titular position since the setting up of the chairman role and other changes were made to the ICC frame in 2014. It has been declared that the 2014 changes have handed control to the so-called 'Big Three' nations of England, India and Australia.The current president of ICC is Zaheer Abbas from Pakistan.


Zaheer Abbas:

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  On 15 June 1909 members from England, Australia and South Africa met at Lord's and established the Imperial Cricket Conference. Association was confined to the ruling bodies of cricket within the British State where Test cricket was played. In the start of 1926 West Indies, New Zealand and India were selected as Full Members of ICC. That year it was also comply to make a change in membership, with election being for; "ruling bodies of cricket in countries within the state to which cricket teams are sent, or which send teams to England." However the United States did not meet these touchstone and was not made a member. After the formation of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 1947, it was given Test status in 1952, and becoming the seventh Test-playing nation.

In the end of 1965, ICC was renamed from International Cricket Conference to International Cricket Conference and new rules ratify to empowering the election of countries from outside the Commonwealth. This led to the enlargement of the Conference, with the admission of Associated Members. Associates were each designate to one vote, while the Foundation and Full Members were designate to two votes on ICC resolutions.

In year1981Sri Lanka was singed in as a Full Member, In 1989, new rules were approved and the current name, the International Cricket Council came into existence In year 1991 South Africa was re-elected as a Full Member of the ICC, In 1992 by the admission of Zimbabwe as the ninth Test-playing nation of ICC. In the year 2000 Bangladesh received test status.

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In the start Lord's Cricket Ground as its home, and from 1993 had its official offices in the "Clock Tower" building at the nursery end of the ground. As not all associated countries had double-tax agreements with England, it was necessary to protect cricket's fund by creating a company, ICC buildup (International) Pty Ltd – known as IDI, outside the UK. This was came into being in January 1994 and was based in Monaco.


ICC Headquarter Monaco:

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In 23rd August 2005 the ICC reallocated its offices to Dubai, and closed its offices at Lord's and Monaco. The principal driver of the ICC's move to Dubai was the pleasure to bring its main employees together in one tax efficient location, a second reason was the wish to move offices closer to the increasingly important new hubs of cricketing power in South Asia.


ICC Headquarters Dubai:

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Rules And Regulation:

  The International Cricket Council monitor playing conditions, such as bowling reviews, and other ICC governance. All though the ICC doesn't have copyright to the laws of cricket and only the MCC have the right to change the laws, nowadays this would mostly only be done after dialogue with the game's global governing body, the ICC. The ICC also has a "ICC Code of Conduct" to which teams and players in international matches are required to comply. Where slits of this code occur the ICC can apply, usually penalties. In 2008 the ICC charge 19 fines on players.


Umpires and referees:


The ICC assigns international umpires and Match referees who commands monitors at all Test matches, One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals. The ICC has 3 panels of umpires: namely


The Elite Panel consists of twelve umpires. In theory, two umpires from these 12 officiate at every Test match, while one Elite Panel umpire stands in One day International matches together with an umpire from the International Panel. In tradition, members of the International Panel stand in occasional Test matches, as this is viewed as a good opportunity to see whether they can handle at the Test level, and whether they should be inflated to the Elite Panel. The Elite Panel are full-time employees of the ICC, although do still, very hardly umpire first-class cricket in their country of residence.


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The International Panel is made up of officials selected from each of the ten Test-playing cricket nations. The Panel Members officiate in One Day matches in their home country, and cooperation the Elite Panel at peak times in the cricket calendar when they can be chosen to overseas ODI and Test matches. International Panel members also volunteer overseas umpiring assignments like the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup to improve their knowledge.


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On June 2006 ICC formed ICC Associate and Affiliate International Umpires Panel . It serves as the panel for umpires from non-Test playing countries, with selection produce through each of the five ICC Development Program Regional Umpires Panels..

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The ICC has three classes of members: Full Members, the ten operating bodies of teams that play official Test matches; affiliate Members, the 37 governing bodies in countries where cricket is firmly rooted and organized but have not yet been assumed Full membership; and ossociated Members, the 60 operating bodies in countries where the ICC imitation that cricket is played according to the Laws and regulation of Cricket. The ICC has recently come under convincing criticism due to its failure to grant Full membership (Test status) certain needy countries, Full membership has not been extended since Bangladesh was allot Full membership in year 2000.


Regional Bodies Of ICC:

These regional bodies of ICC aimed to develop, promote and organise the game of Cricket.







Competitions and awards:

The ICC organises various types of events such as First-Class and One-Day and twenty20 cricket competitions:





One Day:









The ICC has also the instituted The ICC Awards to honour and recognise the best international cricket players over the last 12 months.

The ICC also has Player Rankings are a universally followed pattern of rankings for international cricketers based on the latest performances of players.


External links:

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