Oman becomes International Cricket Council associate member
June 26, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Madhursinh Jesrani, Secretary of Oman Cricket. Photo - Supplied

Melbourne: Oman has become the 38th Associate Member of International Cricket Council (ICC) at the ICC annual conference in Melbourne On Thursday.

Oman's nomination was proposed by the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and supported by India's Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI).

In fact both the proposer and seconder raised their hands in support simultaneously for Oman's membership. Alan Isaac, chairing his last Annual General Meeting of ICC, congratulated Oman and endorsed their associate status as there were no objections from the rest of the members.

Madhursinh Jesrani, Secretary of Oman Cricket (OC) and Vaishali Jesrani, Lady Coordinator of OC, attended as  observers to witness the historic moment.

The ICC Board approved the Development Committee's recommendation on Oman Cricket for the 38th Associate Member of the ICC. However, Affiliate Membership of Brunei was suspended, while Tonga was removed as an Affiliate Member.

The ICC now has 105 members. The ICC Board confirmed that the USA Cricket Association (USACA) is the ICC's recognised member in the USA. It also noted the Associate and Affiliate Members' decision, which re-elected Imran Khawaja and Neil Speight for another two years as representatives

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