The ICC today announced that Switzerland would be rejoining the ICC as associate members after a vote at the ongoing AGM, along with newcomers Mongolia and Tajikistan.

Switzerland were previous an affiliate member from 1985 to 2012 under the Swiss Cricket Association. They were expelled due to competing governing bodies. Cricket Switzerland was formed in 2014 and has led the way in reuniting the game in the country.

Cricket Switzerland president Alexander Mackay was quoted in an ICC press release as saying We are immensely proud and excited to have been accepted as an Associate Member of the ICC. This is reward for all the people involved in cricket in Switzerland that have helped develop the game from a mainly ex-pat sport just ten years ago, to the established Swiss national sport that it is today. This latest step will help us develop cricket further in Switzerland and to become a driving force in European cricket at all levels..

In addition, Russia have been suspended due to non compliance with membership criteria relating to governance, whilst Zambia have been expelled after their 2019 suspension due to continued non compliance with the same membership criteria.