WASHINGTON – The International Cricket Council approved USA Cricket as its 105th member on Tuesday, restoring the sport in the United States after the expulsion of a previous national governing body.
The move making USA Cricket the ICC’s 93rd associate member allows the group to obtain ICC development funding and sanction international and domestic cricket in the United States.
That is expected to open the door for T20 Internationals to be played in Florida, which has a large base of West Indies supporters.
“This is truly an exciting day for USA Cricket and the entire US cricket community,” USA Cricket board chair Paraag Marathe said.
“On behalf of the board of directors, I’d like to thank the ICC and their 104 other members for their trust in us.”