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MARGATE/FL: Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi congratulated USA Cricket Monday after they were accepted back into the fold of the ICC.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) welcomed USA Cricket as its 105th Member, in what is a historical milestone for the governing body established in 2017 to unify and develop the cricket community in the United States following the expulsion of USACA.
USA Cricket’s application to become the 93rd Associate Member in accordance with the ICC Constitution was approved by ICC Members following the Membership Committee’s recommendation to the ICC Board late last year and is implemented with immediate effect.
As a Member of the ICC, USA Cricket is now eligible to receive funding in accordance with the ICC Development Funding Policy and can sanction domestic and international cricket in the United States.
A transition plan has been agreed for the governing body, which has, to date, been managed by the ICC Americas regional support programme. This will see all governing body obligations transferred to USA Cricket under the auspices of the USA Cricket Board of Directors this month. The recruitment of a Chief Executive and key management roles will begin in due course as the immediate priorities of the new Member.
Qureshi who has been a great supporter of cricket in America said: “It is a good day for cricket in America and we at CCUSA want to wish the governing body USA Cricket all the best. While all the turmoil was going on in America’s cricket CCUSA kept the game going by hosting the US Open T20 and the USA Nationals. We will continue to support the main body by hosting our tournaments and giving US Cricket players an opportunity to showcase their talent.”