USA cricket confident of getting full member status by 2030
During a recent media release, USA Cricket announced its target and ambitious plans for the upcoming years. They are aiming to become the full member of International Cricket Council (ICC) by the end of 2030.
As days are passing by, International Cricket Council (ICC) are looking to increase the numbers of international teams and provide them with the full-member status. USA Cricket are looking a good candidate at the moment to get the full member status in the near future.
The board recently revealed their ambitious plan where they included of getting the full-member status by 2030 and to make cricket part of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic games. They have also mentioned their target of procuring five new international grade cricket stadiums, hosting ICC events and a state-of-the-art High-Performance Centre.
Iain Higgins, USA Cricket CEO and former ICC COO said USA cricket will prioritize the shortest format of the game among all the other formats, but he has also promised to respect the importance of the ODI status.
“T20 cricket’s design and appeal lends itself especially well to finding relevance in US’s sporting landscape in particular. We are most certainly not abandoning other forms of cricket, and we respect the importance of our ODI status, and we want to continue to be competitive and improve in that format as well.”
“However, in any strategy, you have to make strategic choices about where you’re going to prioritise time, energy and resources, and, at least for the lifetime of this Foundational Plan, we will seek to out T20 cricket at the centre of our plans,” he said.
Higgins also believes cricket will be a blockbuster event in the Olympics.
“I personally think that cricket would be a blockbuster event in the Olympics and we are supporting ongoing conversations with key stakeholders to make sure that the sport is as best placed as it can be for when it is ready to make the full commitment to pursue the opportunity,” he concluded.