With the creation of the Sports Council (government body responsible for sport control in Britain) and the possibility of obtaining government support for cricket, the MCC was asked to create a governing body for sport on the general model accepted by other sports in Britain. The Cricket Council, consisting of the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB), the National Cricket Association (NCA) and the MCC, is the result of these efforts. The TCCB, which merged the County Cricket Advisory Committee and the Home Testing Board, was responsible for all first class crickets and minor counties in England and touring abroad. The NCA consisted of representatives from clubs, schools, armed forces cricket, referees and the Women’s Cricket Association. In 1997 there was reorganization and the TCCB, NCA and Cricket Council were all attached to the England and Wales Cricket Council (ECB).