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Full Form of ICC

Acronym Full-Form
ICC International Cricket Council

The International Cricket Council or ICC is an international governing body for cricket. Established in 1909, the Imperial Cricket Conference, by representatives from South Africa, England, and Australia, laid the foundations for the International Cricket Council. It was renamed, in 1965, the International Cricket Conference and then, in 1989, to International Cricket Council (ICC).

ICC full form

The headquarters of the ICC is in Dubai, UAE and its current chairman as of 10th June 2022 is Greg Barclay.

There are 105 member nations in the council, with some full members and some associate members. Some countries are affiliate members of the ICC. The full members of the ICC are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, England, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, West Indies, and Zimbabwe.

ICC: Functions

  • It is the responsibility of the ICC to organise major cricket tournaments such as the Cricket World Cup, ICC champions' trophy, ICC T20 World Cup, etc.
  • The ICC is responsible for appointing umpires for international One Day, T20, and Test matches. In the umpires' panel of ICC, there are three types of umpires; Elite, International and Associates.
  • The standards of discipline for international cricket are set by the ICC through its code of conduct. Any illegal practices are punished by the ICC. Practices such as doping, match-fixing, etc., through its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU).
  • It is the duty of the ICC to monitor the playing conditions of cricket, bowling action review, decision review system (DRS) and other rules for playing cricket.
  • By organizing exciting global events, the ICC is determined to promote cricket and expand the reach of this game by building long-term successful commercial partnerships.

Although the ICC is in charge of a serious amount of power in International Cricket, it cannot change the rules of the game. The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is the only authority which has that authority. That being said, ICC has to be consulted before changing any rules.

ICC Player Rankings

ICC maintains a table ranking the players according to their performances in international games. It is a point-based system, where, by conducting a series of calculations, the players are put on a scale of 0 to 1000 points. If the performance of the players improves, it reflects on the ranking of the player on the scale.

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