February 21, 2007

USA

All so inevitable

Will Luke

The results are in, as reported on Cricinfo earlier, but it doesn't make for pretty reading:

The results of the proposed USA Cricket Association constitution ratification vote has been announced today with 70.03% (201 votes) of the responding member clubs agreeing to the proposal.

However, in total, only 287 votes were registered which amounts to just 43% of the 667 registered clubs the USACA has on their books, some way short of the mandatory 50% under which the existing constitution was formed.

Furthermore, only 12 days' notice was given for the clubs to vote on the new constitution, partly explaining the low turnout. It seems likely that another issue affecting USA cricket will be settled in the courts, just 8 days from the ICC's deadline: by March 1 they must have held new elections under a fresh constitution if they are to maintain its status as an Associate member.

Cricinfo sources indicate the Council of League Presidents are taking the issue to the courts in the next few days. What are your thoughts on this latest setback?

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Posted by President will be elected this Saturday on (February 23, 2007, 14:45 GMT)

I heard that the USACA board is meeting this weekend and will elect Dainty as President. Practically the same board will be represented. Dainty, Masood, Laks, Charlie, Sheldon, Curtis will reappear. The Gang is back. We cannot do anything. Same old, same old. Back to the Future, here we go.

Posted by cricketer on (February 22, 2007, 8:41 GMT)

USA should stop bothering about Cricket. It is just not for them.

Posted by Texan on (February 21, 2007, 23:15 GMT)

What one can say? I have said earlier that both sides need to come together on the table and resolve it with many senior people who really care for cricket. I have not seen too many seniors come forward and try to resolve the differences. In all these battles only the real cricket lovers and players will be hurt. They have gone to courts before and still never resolved anything. Why can't we work together and do the right thing for cricket? Is it too hard? Are all the participants are bigger then the game itself? I am sure most of us want cricket to flourish in USA. Why we can not put all our past differences away and come to table with fresh approach? Think of cricket for future generations to come. Most of us care for the game we love. Under the current situation we all have to look at what is good for the game in this country. Can we find some middle road? Can we get a mediator or some respected authority to intervene and resolve this situation? There are lot of questions and very few answers but we still have to work hard and do our best to solve this problem. I request all the parties to come forward and join hands and work together. I don't know what will be the outcome of this situation but still hoping for the best. Good Luck USA Cricket.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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