Ireland and Afghanistan join Test elite

Ireland and Afghanistan join Test elite

Tags: Ireland, Afghanistan

Published on: Jun 26, 2017

Ireland and Afghanistan were confirmed as full members after a unanimous vote at an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting during its annual conference in London.

Both countries were confirmed as full members after a unanimous vote at an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting during its annual conference in London.

Now the Ireland and Afghanistan's men's teams will be eligible to play five-day Test cricket, widely regarded as the sport's supreme format.

When each nation became a full member, thus gaining Test status:

1909 - England (founder member)

1909 - Australia (founder member)

1909 - South Africa (founder member)

1926 - India

1926 - New Zealand

1926 - West Indies

1952 - Pakistan

1981 - Sri Lanka

1992 - Zimbabwe

2000 - Bangladesh

2017 - Ireland

2017 - Afghanistan

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