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July 19, 2009, 10:51 AM
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is made up of full members, associate members and affiliate members. There are ten full members, 35 associate members and 59 affiliate members. Full members are those recognised by the ICC to play Test cricket. Associate members are countries where cricket is firmly established but does not qualify as full members. Affiliate members are those nations where the game is played in accordance with the laws of cricket and can over the years become associate members and progress up the ladder.

Australia .....

Bangladesh Cricket became popular soon after the country's independence in 1971. Bangladesh became an Associate Member of the ICC in 1977 and quickly made a mark in international cricket through the Asian Cricket Council tournaments. Bangladesh qualified to play in the World Cup which was held in England in 1999 following their victory in the ICC Trophy in Malaysia in 1997. They also went on to become the 10th Test nation in June 2000.

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July 19, 2009, 10:55 AM
I like Vanatu's one.

Vanatu The game of cricket was introduced in Vanuatu at the commencement of the 20th Century (around 1905), through English expatriates that lived in the New Hebrides. Local competitions that involved teams of expatriates and native New Hebrideans from villages surrounding the capital, Port Vila, were run in and around Port Vila for many decades prior to when the Vanuatu Cricket Association joined the ICC as an Affiliate member in 1995.

July 19, 2009, 11:14 AM
Good read. Thanks.

July 20, 2009, 06:29 AM
Good read. Tanks Tehsin bhai