The International Cricket Council has approved USA Cricket’s application to join as the 105th member and 93rd associate.
The USA Cricket Association was expelled from the ICC in 2017 after a slew of governance problems. USA Cricket was later formed – and a board of directors installed in September 2018.
‘This is the culmination of a great deal of hard work and I would like to congratulate the chair of USA Cricket, Paraag Marathe, and the board, on this important milestone and wish them all the very best for the future,’ said ICC chief executive officer David Richardson.
Marathe added: ‘USA Cricket was established to bring together the cricket community in the United States, develop the game and unlock the sport’s undoubted potential for growth. This confirmation that it is the ICC’s newest member is a significant staging post on that journey.
‘As David mentioned, this recognition is not just the work of our board, but is a result of thousands of volunteer hours over the last 18 months, and USA Cricket appreciates the time, effort and sacrifice of all those involved.’
USA Cricket is now eligible for funding from the ICC’s development funding policy – and can sanction domestic and international cricket in the United States. They are also currently advertising for an U19 and women’s head coach.
Earlier this year, Cricket West Indies chief executive officer Johnny Grave committed to have the West Indians play at least two T20Is per year in North America until 2023.