List of ICC Cricket Playing Countries 2023 Full and Associate Members

By Rohit - January 28, 2023 - Last updated on Feb 04, 2023 10:53 AM
List of ICC Cricket Playing Countries 2023 Full and Associate Members

Cricket is a sport that is played and loved by many people around the world. It is the national sport of England and is also popular in countries such as Australia, India, and South Africa. However, not all countries that play cricket are considered full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of cricket.

List of ICC Full Members 2023

Full Members: Full members are the countries that have been granted full voting rights by the ICC. There are currently twelve full members, including England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Ireland, and Afghanistan. These countries have the right to play Test cricket, the highest level of the sport, and are eligible to participate in ICC events such as the World Cup and the Champions Trophy.

Country Teams Governing body Full Member since Test status since Region
Afghanistan Men, Women, U19 Afghanistan Cricket Board 22 June 2017 14 June 2018 Asia
Australia Men, Women, U19 Cricket Australia 15 June 1909 15 March 1877 East Asia-Pacific
Bangladesh Men, Women, U19 Bangladesh Cricket Board 26 June 2000 10 November 2000 Asia
England Men, Women, U19 England and Wales Cricket Board 15 June 1909 15 March 1877 Europe
India Men, Women, U19 Board of Control for Cricket in India 31 May 1926 25 June 1932 Asia
Ireland Men, Women, U19 Cricket Ireland 22 June 2017 11 May 2018 Europe
New Zealand Men, Women, U19 New Zealand Cricket 31 May 1926 10 January 1930 East Asia-Pacific
Pakistan Men, Women, U19 Pakistan Cricket Board 28 July 1952 16 October 1952 Asia
South Africa Men, Women, U19 Cricket South Africa 15 June 1909 12 March 1889 Africa
Sri Lanka Men, Women, U19 Sri Lanka Cricket 21 July 1981 17 February 1982 Asia
West Indies Men, Women, U19 Cricket West Indies 31 May 1926 23 June 1928 Americas
Zimbabwe Men, Women, U19 Zimbabwe Cricket 6 July 1992 18 October 1992 Africa


  • This table contains the list of the full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC)
  • The team's column refers to the different teams of the country such as the Men's team, Women's team, and U19 team.
  • The governing body column refers to the organization that governs cricket in the country.
  • The Full Member since column refers to when the country became a full member of the ICC.
  • The Test status since column refers to when the country was granted Test status by the ICC.
  • The Region column refers to the region of the world where the country is located.

List of ICC Associate Members 2023

Associate Members are nations where cricket is well-organized and established, however, they do not fulfill the requirements for Full Membership. Currently, there are 96 Associate Members.

Until 2019, all Associate Members were able to participate in the World Cricket League, an international one-day cricket series managed by the ICC. It has since been replaced by the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 and ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League. There are also Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier events that serve as a qualification process for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. Before April 2018, only the teams that qualified were granted Twenty20 International status.

In April 2018, the ICC declared that all its members would receive T20I status for the women's game starting July 1, 2018, and for the men's game starting January 1, 2019.

Country Teams Government Affiliate Membership Associate Membership Region
Argentina Men, Women, U19 Argentine Cricket Association N/A 1974 Americas
Austria Men, Women, U19 Austrian Cricket Association 1992 2017 Europe
Bahamas Men, Women, U19 Bahamas Cricket Association 1987 2017 Americas
Bahrain Men, Women, U19 Bahrain Cricket Association 2001 2017 Asia
Belgium Men, Women, U19 Belgian Cricket Federation 1991 2005 Europe
Belize Men, Women, U19 Belize National Cricket Association 1997 2017 Americas
Bermuda Men, Women, U19 Bermuda Cricket Board N/A 1966 Americas
Bhutan Men, Women, U19 Bhutan Cricket Council Board 2001 2017 Asia
Botswana Men, Women, U19 Botswana Cricket Association 2001 2005 Africa
Brazil Men, Women, U19 Brazilian Cricket Confederation 2002 2017 Americas
Bulgaria Men, Women, U19 Bulgarian Cricket Federation 2008 2017 Europe
Cambodia Men, Women, U19 Cricket Association of Cambodia N/A 2022 Asia
Cameroon Men, Women, U19 Cameroon Cricket Federation 2007 2017 Africa
Canada Men, Women, U19 Cricket Canada N/A 1968 Americas
Cayman Islands Men, Women, U19 Cayman Islands Cricket Association 1997 2002 Americas
Chile Men, Women, U19 Chilean Cricket Association 2002 2017 Americas
China Men, Women, U19 Chinese Cricket Association 2004 2017 Asia
Cook Islands Men, Women, U19 Cook Islands Cricket Association 2000 2017 East Asia-Pacific
Costa Rica Men, Women, U19 Costa Rica Cricket Federation 2002 2017 Americas
Croatia Men, Women, U19 Croatian Cricket Federation 2001 2017 Europe
Cyprus Men, Women, U19 Cyprus Cricket Association 1999 2017 Europe
Czech Republic Men, Women, U19 Czech Cricket Union 2000 2017 Europe
Denmark Men, Women, U19 Danish Cricket Federation N/A 1966 Europe
Estonia Men, Women, U19 Estonian Cricket Association 2008 2017 Europe
Eswatini Men, Women, U19 Eswatini Cricket Association 2007 2017 Africa
Falkland Islands Men, Women, U19 Falkland Cricket Association 2007 2017 Americas
Fiji Men, Women, U19 Cricket Fiji N/A 1965 East Asia-Pacific
Finland Men, Women, U19 Cricket Finland 2000 2017 Europe
France Men, Women, U19 France Cricket Association 1987 1998 Europe
Gambia Men, Women, U19 Gambia Cricket Association 2002 2017 Africa
Germany Men, Women, U19 German Cricket Federation 1991 1999 Europe
Ghana Men, Women, U19 Ghana Cricket Association 2002 2017 Africa
Gibraltar Men, Women, U19 Gibraltar Cricket Association N/A 1969 Europe
Greece Men, Women, U19 Hellenic Cricket Federation 1995 2017 Europe
Guernsey Men, Women, U19 Guernsey Cricket Board 2005 2008 Europe
Hong Kong Men, Women, U19 Cricket Hong Kong N/A 1969 Asia
Hungary Men, Women, U19 Hungarian Cricket Association 2012 2017 Europe
Indonesia Men, Women, U19 Cricket Indonesia 2001 2017 East Asia-Pacific
Iran Men, Women, U19 Islamic Republic of Iran Cricket Association 2003 2017 Asia
Isle of Man Men, Women, U19 Isle of Man Cricket Association 2004 2017 Europe
Israel Men, Women, U19 Israel Cricket Association N/A 1974 Europe
Italy Men, Women, U19 Italian Cricket Federation 1984 1995 Europe
Ivory Coast Men, Women, U19 Côte d’Ivoire Cricket Federation N/A 2022 Africa
Japan Men, Women, U19 Japan Cricket Association 1989 2005 East Asia-Pacific
Jersey Men, Women, U19 Jersey Cricket Board 2005 2007 Europe
Kenya Men, Women, U19 Cricket Kenya N/A 1981 Africa
Kuwait Men, Women, U19 Cricket Kuwait 1998 2005 Asia
Lesotho Men, Women, U19 Lesotho Cricket Association 2001 2017 Africa
Luxembourg Men, Women, U19 Luxembourg Cricket Federation 1998 2017 Europe
Malawi Men, Women, U19 Cricket Malawi 1998 2017 Africa
Malaysia Men, Women, U19 Malaysian Cricket Association N/A 1967 Asia
Maldives Men, Women, U19 Cricket Board of Maldives 1998 2017 Asia
Mali Men, Women, U19 Malian Cricket Federation 2005 2017 Africa
Malta Men, Women, U19 Malta Cricket Association 1998 2017 Europe
Mexico Men, Women, U19 Mexico Cricket Association 2004 2017 Americas
Mozambique Men, Women, U19 Mozambican Cricket Association 2003 2017 Africa
Myanmar Men, Women, U19 Myanmar Cricket Federation 2006 2017 Asia
Namibia Men, Women, U19 Cricket Namibia N/A 1992 Africa
Nepal Men, Women, U19 Cricket Association of Nepal 1988 1996 Asia
Netherlands Men, Women, U19 Royal Dutch Cricket Association N/A 1966 Europe
Nigeria Men, Women, U19 Nigeria Cricket Federation N/A 2002 Africa
Norway Men, Women, U19 Norwegian Cricket Board 2000 2017 Europe
Oman Men, Women, U19 Oman Cricket 2000 2014 Asia
Panama Men, Women, U19 Panama Cricket Association 2002 2017 Americas
Papua New Guinea Men, Women, U19 Cricket PNG N/A 1973 East Asia-Pacific
Peru Men, Women, U19 Peru Cricket Association 2007 2017 Americas
Philippines Men, Women, U19 Philippine Cricket Association 2000 2017 East Asia-Pacific
Portugal Men, Women, U19 Portuguese Cricket Federation 1996 2017 Europe
Qatar Men, Women, U19 Qatar Cricket Association 1999 2017 Asia
Romania Men, Women, U19 Cricket Romania 2013 2017 Europe
Rwanda Men, Women, U19 Rwanda Cricket Association 2003 2017 Africa
Saint Helena Men, Women, U19 St Helena Cricket Association 2001 2017 Africa
Samoa Men, Women, U19 Samoa International Cricket Association 2000 2017 East Asia-Pacific
Saudi Arabia Men, Women, U19 Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation 2003 2016 Asia
Scotland Men, Women, U19 Cricket Scotland N/A 1994 Europe
Serbia Men, Women, U19 Serbian Cricket Federation 2015 2017 Europe
Seychelles Men, Women, U19 Seychelles Cricket Association 2010 2017 Africa
Sierra Leone Men, Women, U19 Sierra Leone Cricket Association 2002 2017 Africa
Singapore Men, Women, U19 Singapore Cricket Association N/A 1974 Asia
Slovenia Men, Women, U19 Slovenian Cricket Association 2005 2017 Europe
South Korea Men, Women, U19 Korea Cricket Association 2001 2017 East Asia-Pacific
Spain Men, Women, U19 Cricket Spain 1992 2017 Europe
Suriname Men, Women, U19 Suriname Cricket Board 2002 2011 Americas
Sweden Men, Women, U19 Swedish Cricket Federation 1997 2017 Europe
Switzerland Men, Women, U19 Cricket Switzerland 1985 2021 Europe
Tajikistan Men, Women, U19 Tajikistan Cricket Federation N/A 2021 Asia
Tanzania Men, Women, U19 Tanzania Cricket Association N/A 2001 Africa
Thailand Men, Women, U19 Cricket Association of Thailand 1995 2005 Asia
Turkey Men, Women, U19 Turkish Cricket Board 2008 2017 Europe
Turks and Caicos Islands Men, Women, U19 Turks and Caicos Cricket Association 2002 2017 Americas
Uganda Men, Women, U19 Uganda Cricket Association N/A 1998 Africa
United Arab Emirates Men, Women, U19 Emirates Cricket Board 1989 1990 Asia
United States Men, Women, U19 USA Cricket N/A 1965 Americas
Uzbekistan Men, Women, U19 Cricket Federation of Uzbekistan N/A 2022 Asia
Vanuatu Men, Women, U19 Vanuatu Cricket Association 1995 2009 East Asia-Pacific

Affiliate Members: Affiliate members are countries that have been recognized by the ICC but do not have full voting rights or the right to participate in ICC events. There are currently 104 affiliate members, including the United States, Italy, China, and Sweden, among others. Affiliate members are working towards becoming associate members and eventually full members.

In conclusion, the ICC is made up of three categories of members, each with different levels of recognition and rights. Full members have full voting rights and the right to play Test cricket, associate members have some recognition and the right to participate in ICC events, and affiliate members are working towards becoming associate members. These categories help to promote and develop cricket globally, and ensure that the sport is played at the highest level.

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