International Cricket Council

The ICC is the global governing body for cricket. Representing 105 members, the ICC governs and administrates the game and is responsible for the staging of major international tournaments including the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and the ICC Men’s and Women’s T20 World Cups as well as all associated qualifying events.

The ICC presides over the ICC Code of Conduct, which sets the professional standards of discipline for international cricket, playing conditions, bowling reviews and other ICC regulations. The Laws of the game remain under the auspices of the MCC.

The ICC also appoints the umpires and referees that officiate at all sanctioned Test matches, One Day International and Twenty20 Internationals. Through the Anti-Corruption Unit it coordinates action against corruption and match fixing.

The ICC Development department works with Associate Members to improve the quality of international cricket, build better cricket systems, get more people playing cricket and grow the game.

The ICC has a long-term ambition for cricket to become the world’s favourite sport and our four-year strategy that will take us through to 2019 is the first step on that journey.

During this period we will lead the continued drive towards more competitive, entertaining and meaningful cricket for players and fans. We will grow the sport by creating more opportunities for more people and nations to enjoy it and increase the competitiveness of international cricket at all levels.

We will promote cricket by delivering exciting and engaging global events, attracting new and diverse fans and building long-term successful commercial partnerships. And finally, we will continue to make considerable efforts to protect the integrity of the sport.

Strategy of ICC

The ICC Strategic Plan 2016-19 builds on the successes of the previous four-year plan and continues the ICC’s commitment to develop new competition structures and meritocratic pathways for men’s and women’s teams across Test, ODI and T20I cricket.

Securing three thriving formats of the game, improving the quality of international cricket, getting more people playing and enjoying cricket, delivering world class events, growing new markets and protecting the integrity of the sport are the fundamental targets within the strategic plan.

ICC Academy

ICC Academy is a purpose-built high performance cricket centre located next to the ICC headquarters in the heart of Dubai Sports City.

ICC Academy was designed and operates as a strategic partnership between ICC and Dubai Sports City with the vision, ‘To Become and Remain the World’s Leading Cricket Development, High Performance and Education institute’.

The venue of ICC Academy includes:

  • 2 floodlit ODI accredited ovals with Asian and Australian turf wickets.
  • A 38 bay floodlit, outdoor practice facility with Australian, Asian, English and a variety of non-turf practice wickets.
  • A 6 bay floodlit cricket cage
  • A purpose-built, indoor and outdoor strength and conditioning centre, ‘PowerBase’ with an adjacent Olympic swimming pool.

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Contact Us

Postal Address Street 69, Dubai Sports City, Sh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, PO Box 500 070, UAE
Telephone +971 4 3828800
Fax +971 4 3828600
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