Change on the cards?
The USA Cricket Association is again under pressure, this time following the request to the ICC by the rival Major League Cricket to take control of the games Stateside. Cricinfo reports that the USACA has some tough questions to answer when the ICC meets later this month.
The USACA has adopted an approach of operating in virtual secrecy for some time, and it looks as if it had decided to deal with the ICC in the same way. If so, then it made a massive mistake. The ICC is highly professional, well organised, and holds the purse strings. Bluster and bull will not work.
Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa