USA back in the ICC family as new governing body accepted
USA has returned to the International Cricket Council fold after its new national governing body was approved as a member.
USA Cricket was yesterday confirmed as the 105th member, and 93rd second-tier associate member, of the ICC.
It replaces the United States of America Cricket Association, which was expelled by the ICC 18 months ago.
Before its expulsion, USACA had been suspended since June 2015, its third such suspension, with the ICC citing concerns over the governance, finance, reputation and cricketing activities of the association.
USA Cricket, which is based in Colorado Springs and chaired by Paraag Marathe, was launched in 2017 to help unify and develop cricket in the country, which is considered an attractive growth market by the ICC.
As a member of the ICC, it will be eligible to receive funding from the international governing body and can sanction domestic and international matches in USA.
The country has already been hosting matches in the Caribbean Premier League, and last month USA Cricket issued a commercial tender inviting proposals for its own domestic Twenty20 competition, which is expected to launch in 2021.