ICC Cricket Council


The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the global governing body for international cricket, encompassing men’s, women’s and youth participation and competition. It is governed by the ICC Constitution. The ICC is the global governing body for cricket. Representing 104 members, the ICC governs and administrates the game and works with our members to grow the sport. The ICC is also responsible for the staging of all ICC Events.

It is responsible for the administration of men’s and women’s cricket including the management of playing conditions and officials for Test Match and One-Day International (ODI) cricket and the staging of international cricket events for men, women and juniors.

There are 104 Member countries of the International Cricket Council (ICC). This includes 12 Full Members and 92 Associate Members.


The ICC presides over the ICC Code of Conduct, playing conditions, the Decision Review System and other ICC regulations. The ICC also appoints all match officials that officiate at all sanctioned international matches. Through the Anti-Corruption Unit it coordinates action against corruption and match fixing.

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’. (View More )

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.
  • A state-of-the-art indoor centre including a 68m, 6 lane cricket centre, office and training spaces, retail outlets and ‘The Point’ bistro.