What is the Full Form of ICC?
ICC – International Cricket Council
ICC stands for International Cricket Council. ICC is an international governing body for cricket. ICC was founded as Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by the representatives of England, Australia, and South Africa. However, later in 1965, ICC was renamed to International Cricket Conference before it got its current name in 1987.
The cricketing body represents 104 participating cricket nations and works closely with its members towards making cricket a global sport. ICC is also responsible for laying out all the playing conditions, the DRS system (Decision Review System), the ICC Code of Conduct, and other regulations.
The world body also looks after promoting the sport and taking it to all corners of the world. The popular events hosted by ICC offer more context to the sport and help in promoting the sport at a global level. ICC also appoints match officials that officiate all cricket matches that receive the ICC status. ICC also has in place the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) which ensures that necessary action is taken against corruption and match-fixing.
Does ICC make cricket rules and Laws?
ICC or International Cricket Council is not responsible for making cricket rules and laws that generally run the sport. ICC is a body that manages the sport and focuses on its development across the globe. The laws and the rules of cricket were formed by Marylebone Cricket Club in 1788 and have been under MCC”s governance ever since.
Full Members – The governing bodies of twelve teams have full voting rights in the International Cricket Council are recognized as Full members. All the full members are eligible to play Test matches.
Associate Members – There are 92 countries where cricket is firmly established and organized, but have not been granted Full Membership yet. Associate members include the likes of Scotland, Ireland, UAE, Oman, and others.
Popular ICC Events
ICC conducts all the major cricket global events that see most cricket nations go head to head in order to lift the trophy. A list of some popular ICC events in Men's and Women's cricket is given below.
Every year, the International Cricket Council honors individuals across formats in Men's and Women's cricket for their performances in the last 12 months. The ICC awards were introduced in 2004 and have continued to be a prestigious honor for all recipients ever since.
In order to recognize individuals, the governing body nominates ICC Test Cricketer of the Year, ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year, ICC T20I Cricketer of the Year, and the Gary Sobers Award for the ICC Cricketer of the Year in the Men's category. Similarly, women's cricketers are awarded for their efforts in the ODIs, T20Is, and the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for being the Women's Cricketer of the Year.