04 July 2016 Current Affairs: Saudi Arabia was on 6 July 2016 unanimously elected as the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) 39th Associate Member during its full council meeting in Edinburgh.
The SCC’s application for Associate Membership had been pre-approved by the ICC development committee during its October 2015 meeting, which was followed by a full application and an ICC inspection in March 2016.
Saudi Arabia national cricket team : The Saudi Arabia national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Saudi Arabia in international cricket matches. The team is organised by the Saudi Cricket Centre, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 2003.
Saudi Arabia made its international debut at the 2004 ACC Trophy in Malaysia, and has since played regularly in Asian Cricket Council (ACC) tournaments. After finished second in the 2014 ACC Elite League, the team qualified for the World Cricket League for the first time. Saudi Arabia was due to compete in the 2015 Division Six event, but members of the team were denied visas by the host country, forcing the team to withdraw.
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