December 20, 2007

USA

All you need to know about the USACA constitution

Martin Williamson

As the deadline for voting for the new USA Cricket Association looms, Chris Dehring, the independent third party appointed to oversee the process, has drawn up a Q&A to help answer stakeholders’ queries.

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Posted by MEMBER on (January 8, 2008, 18:09 GMT)

Now, I get it. Mr. Dehring and Mr. Dainty are giving an official 21-day notice before they announce the rigged ratification results. By this they are complying with the notification deadline. Ensuring a smooth, non controversial transition. What a ploy. It is working my friends.

OOOOps! the mail bag was lost in the hurricane so they cant open those illegal envelopes.

Posted by 7 days on (January 6, 2008, 17:08 GMT)

Seven days have passed since the famous illegal extension of the ratification. Still no announcement of the pre-determined result. We all know now who is running the show. Dainty it is and not Dehring. That is why the delay. It is not going in his favour that is why there is no result announced. Then again are we surprised? No Sir No, we are not. The next step is, elections - rigged again. What are we voting for and who. Come by February there will be a new organization.

Posted by Tabulator on (January 3, 2008, 21:49 GMT)

Yes, they had so many enevelopes to open. That is why it is taking them this long to count all the fraudulent teams in the leagues to count them up. Final verdict is, the constitution is ratified i.e. without even counting the votes.

Dainty and gang in. In with the bad out with the good. Go USACA you have done US proud.

Posted by Disgruntled League Member on (December 26, 2007, 22:59 GMT)

I am ashamed to be even mentioned that I am a member of the USACA. I just received notice that the deadline has been extended to Dec. 31st. What a shame? Where are you Mr.Dehring? Now this is the icing on the cake. I don't care what you guys do. I will not be a member anymore.

Posted by Tabulator on (December 26, 2007, 17:18 GMT)

YES, the fraudulent ballots are in and are being counted in a garage in Florida, Dade county. The official result which you all know by now will be posted tomorrow. The verdict same old administration, same old power hungry good for nothing officials, same old but revamped constitution, same old rigged procedure. Sorry USA young cricketers, the future looks bleak if at best. Good luck for years to come.

Posted by Bobby Refaie on (December 25, 2007, 22:08 GMT)

Here is a famous quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

""He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.""

Now my question to all of you is that after all the damage to US cricket; are we still wanting to be part of this organization called USACA??? Or we should start fresh with new and honest individuals who want to take US cricket forward without inheriting any old baggage and unscrupulous contracts from USACA.

There are more and more voices who wants to build another organization based upon simple principles of fair play, transparency and commitment to the ideals we envisage. I don't think we have any thing to lose, our strength is in our numbers. ICC and the whole world knows that most of the legal clubs and leagues (Not bogus once) in USA want change; and we should not fall for the same trap laid down in this new Constitution, where we will end up with the same gang, because apart from all the bogus clubs, leagues to boost the numbers there is undemocratic and poor language and loop holes in the articles giving powers to current directors to appoint their friends on regional boards to get reelected without any independent auditor or independent body to oversee the whole process.I see clear and present danger.

Here I want to quote Dr. King once again:

""Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase""

Gentlemen, like Dr. King said keep the Faith and I know you will take US cricket out of this testing times.

Best Regards,

Bobby Refaie

Posted by coach55 on (December 25, 2007, 16:40 GMT)

Young cricketer: You are right. there are several kids who are American born but the cruel reality is that unless you involve white or African-American kids in cricket, you will not get far. When you see kids and adults playing cricket from Asian and Caribbean decent, many local Americans are repulsed. Even the kids born here tend to speak their own native language, have learned some unacceptable behaviour from cricket community and hence are not so good example for curious young mainstream Americans. I hope you understand what I am saying.

Posted by YoungCricketer on (December 24, 2007, 18:39 GMT)

For your information, Josh Gibson, almost all the junior players are American-born; i.e. born in the USA to citizens or permanent residents, therefore "Americans" by birthright. As to "washed-up senior players", take a look at the names and performances of the senior USA team the last time they performed at the international level two years ago at the WCQ in Toronto. This USA team was a good ten years younger than the USA teams of previous years, and took every single individual and team honor except (unfortunately) the tournament title. You are talking about the "bad old days" when your statement might well have been true.

Posted by Concerned Parent on (December 22, 2007, 21:23 GMT)

Whatever is the out come , If like minded people who are concerned about this wonderful game can get united and the enormous talent which even I have seen can be given right hopes and directions Success has to come no matter what. And ofcourse for that voting has to be to done to the deserving candidate.

There are so many organisations who can do the job like what California Cricket Academy has been doing for the kids or like WCA who is presently trying to contribute south east region www.worldcricketacademy.com

Posted by josh gibson on (December 22, 2007, 11:59 GMT)

Wow, the USA doing something ... that's amazing. Now get some AMERICAN players not washed up players from the Caribbean and Asia

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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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