USA December 20, 2007

All you need to know about the USACA constitution

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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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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Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Youngcricketer on December 21, 2007, 20:05 GMT

    Hey-- isn't it about time that Mr. Dehring, Cricinfo, ICC and everyone else, looked at the completely revised draft constitution that was submitted by CLP nearly A YEAR ago?? Sure, it may need some editing and re-working, but it is a million times better than anything USACA/Dehring has produced to date. C'mon, guys, let's dump the USACA-submitted constitution. And go with what we KNOW to be better.

  • USACA Member on December 21, 2007, 17:23 GMT

    I am a disgruntled has been member. The current administration is corrupt and so is Chris Dhering. How can he stamp his name on such a fraudulent procedure and say th econstitution is good to go. Where is the official Auditor. He is AWOL. We are not going anywhere and we will never go anywhere. The current pool of talented players are getting penalized by this, both Youth & Seniors. Finances are at it's worst and will always be like that. The best way out of this is by starting a new ORGANIZATION.

  • Hammad Siddiqi, Cincinnati, Ohio on December 21, 2007, 15:01 GMT

    Constitution shmonstitution.... Having said that, I agree something needs to be done though. Theres too much talent in this country for it to be wasted. Let's hope this is a start in the right direction

  • Ali on December 21, 2007, 14:54 GMT

    Can all the old guys with all the old thinking change and let the criket be played in USA..DAMN thats why we are not going anywhere with that...we need to sport the cricket and the USA PLAYERS like all the other COUNTRIES have done or not.. i know everythink as a member of usa team...its all those guys sitting online and writing crap because they cant play in the field so why not distrub the crickters who are playing..and make sure no body plyes in USA any more...lets get together and make a future for the cricket not finish it...lets be positive for our young genaration...please sport who is doing something....nor sitting on there computers and writing letters to ICC to decline the constitution. POSITIVE...THINKING WILL GET US SOMEWHERE...SUPPORT WHO IS DOING SOMTHING..

  • Chris S on December 21, 2007, 2:34 GMT

    they say every country gets the government it deserves, perhaps the same holds true for cricket and cricket administration. If prejudicial, near-racist views like yours, timmyj, are common in the United States then perhaps US cricket deserves the USACA.

  • Fat_Bulborbs on December 21, 2007, 2:16 GMT

    How can those tools at the top keep wasting valuable time, when there is a vast cricketing base from which to build a US team from? I doubt the USACA is able to organise itself, so I believe the ICC should take interventionist action and straighten them out...but that'll be the day...

  • Player on December 20, 2007, 22:14 GMT

    Chris Dehring might be (ITP) independent third party but he sure is working like a dependent on Dainty & Co. What are we ratifying, same old thing. Not enough notice is given and No auditor ... Wow !

  • Concerned member on December 20, 2007, 21:16 GMT

    Please vote "NO", the whole procedure is flawed. A 21 days notice is absent, mailed in a generic envelope from an unlisted address. Chris Dehring is in Jamaica and he supposedly mailed it from Florida. Where is the Independent auditor.

    Folks the votes if any will be counted in some house run by the current administration. We want the current administration to be out of this picture. They refuse to leave. There are incumbent directors who think they are still in power and are forcing the hands of their regions. For god's sake and th efor the good of USA Cricket vote "NO".

    Do not bring the current regime back in power. You do, you are doomed for ever. DO NOT RATIFY THIS CONSTITUTION. Use your judgement for once. VOTE "NO"

  • coach55 on December 20, 2007, 20:11 GMT

    What difference does this make. " New or Old constitution", things are going to be same. Cricket in USA is played for recreation, day away from the family and beer drinking party. No one i sincere enough to make a difference. Few good folks who tried have been shot down by the cricket mafia, so stop whining because you created this problem for yourself.

  • timmyj on December 20, 2007, 18:50 GMT

    Praying this "constitution" gets voted down. After looking at it closer it's not much better than the old one. But then, what do you expect having the Windies, an incompetent, third world, country trying to arbitrate. Like asking Enron to help reorganize your company. And they have the arrogance to claim we're getting "representative" government with this ragsheet "just like US government"!!!

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  • timmyj on December 20, 2007, 18:50 GMT

    Praying this "constitution" gets voted down. After looking at it closer it's not much better than the old one. But then, what do you expect having the Windies, an incompetent, third world, country trying to arbitrate. Like asking Enron to help reorganize your company. And they have the arrogance to claim we're getting "representative" government with this ragsheet "just like US government"!!!

  • coach55 on December 20, 2007, 20:11 GMT

    What difference does this make. " New or Old constitution", things are going to be same. Cricket in USA is played for recreation, day away from the family and beer drinking party. No one i sincere enough to make a difference. Few good folks who tried have been shot down by the cricket mafia, so stop whining because you created this problem for yourself.

  • Concerned member on December 20, 2007, 21:16 GMT

    Please vote "NO", the whole procedure is flawed. A 21 days notice is absent, mailed in a generic envelope from an unlisted address. Chris Dehring is in Jamaica and he supposedly mailed it from Florida. Where is the Independent auditor.

    Folks the votes if any will be counted in some house run by the current administration. We want the current administration to be out of this picture. They refuse to leave. There are incumbent directors who think they are still in power and are forcing the hands of their regions. For god's sake and th efor the good of USA Cricket vote "NO".

    Do not bring the current regime back in power. You do, you are doomed for ever. DO NOT RATIFY THIS CONSTITUTION. Use your judgement for once. VOTE "NO"

  • Player on December 20, 2007, 22:14 GMT

    Chris Dehring might be (ITP) independent third party but he sure is working like a dependent on Dainty & Co. What are we ratifying, same old thing. Not enough notice is given and No auditor ... Wow !

  • Fat_Bulborbs on December 21, 2007, 2:16 GMT

    How can those tools at the top keep wasting valuable time, when there is a vast cricketing base from which to build a US team from? I doubt the USACA is able to organise itself, so I believe the ICC should take interventionist action and straighten them out...but that'll be the day...

  • Chris S on December 21, 2007, 2:34 GMT

    they say every country gets the government it deserves, perhaps the same holds true for cricket and cricket administration. If prejudicial, near-racist views like yours, timmyj, are common in the United States then perhaps US cricket deserves the USACA.

  • Ali on December 21, 2007, 14:54 GMT

    Can all the old guys with all the old thinking change and let the criket be played in USA..DAMN thats why we are not going anywhere with that...we need to sport the cricket and the USA PLAYERS like all the other COUNTRIES have done or not.. i know everythink as a member of usa team...its all those guys sitting online and writing crap because they cant play in the field so why not distrub the crickters who are playing..and make sure no body plyes in USA any more...lets get together and make a future for the cricket not finish it...lets be positive for our young genaration...please sport who is doing something....nor sitting on there computers and writing letters to ICC to decline the constitution. POSITIVE...THINKING WILL GET US SOMEWHERE...SUPPORT WHO IS DOING SOMTHING..

  • Hammad Siddiqi, Cincinnati, Ohio on December 21, 2007, 15:01 GMT

    Constitution shmonstitution.... Having said that, I agree something needs to be done though. Theres too much talent in this country for it to be wasted. Let's hope this is a start in the right direction

  • USACA Member on December 21, 2007, 17:23 GMT

    I am a disgruntled has been member. The current administration is corrupt and so is Chris Dhering. How can he stamp his name on such a fraudulent procedure and say th econstitution is good to go. Where is the official Auditor. He is AWOL. We are not going anywhere and we will never go anywhere. The current pool of talented players are getting penalized by this, both Youth & Seniors. Finances are at it's worst and will always be like that. The best way out of this is by starting a new ORGANIZATION.

  • Youngcricketer on December 21, 2007, 20:05 GMT

    Hey-- isn't it about time that Mr. Dehring, Cricinfo, ICC and everyone else, looked at the completely revised draft constitution that was submitted by CLP nearly A YEAR ago?? Sure, it may need some editing and re-working, but it is a million times better than anything USACA/Dehring has produced to date. C'mon, guys, let's dump the USACA-submitted constitution. And go with what we KNOW to be better.