full form of ICC is International Cricket Council.
The Imperial Cricket Conference(I.C.C) was responsible for the regulation of cricket throughout the world. It was dominated by the member from two countries England and Australia. They had the veto power. With the disappearance of British empire the veto rights were abolished and equal membership to other cricketing countries was introduced.Eventually the head quarters shifted from Lord's in England to a neutral city of Dubai.Therefore the name of imperial cricket conference was changed to International Cricket Conference