October 22, 2007


USACA's legerdemain fails to impress

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo's USA correspondent Deb K Das reviews the so-called new USACA constitution and finds that it is all a bit familiar.

In yet another display of the obduracy that has become endemic to its activities, the USACA Cricket Association trotted out a so-called 'final' version of a constitution that ICC had requested over a year ago. In doing so, it managed to ignore one salient fact; a redraft of the old constitution had been prepared and submitted to USACA in December 2006.

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Posted by saif zia on (October 23, 2007, 15:53 GMT)

ICC is the governing body of cricket.Hence without any doubt i say that it has taken a very irresponsible step by almost finishing cricket in the states.This is a day to mourn for every cricket fan

Posted by Fat_Bulborbs (Brisbane) on (October 22, 2007, 15:33 GMT)

This news is sooo depressing, is it possible for the ICC to impose themselves on the USACA and take control. At least some progress can be achieved that way.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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