USA January 13, 2008

US board has to wipe the slate clean

Whatever people might think of the process, the USA Cricket Association finally has a democratically-approved new constitution
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Whatever people might think of the process, the USA Cricket Association finally has a democratically-approved new constitution. For all the abuse he has had to endure, Chris Dehring has done all that he can to ensure this has been implemented fairly, and for that he should be given tremendous credit. Making sense of such a divided and acrimonious mess probably made his troubles running a World Cup seem tame by comparison.

Now the fun starts. Already there are rumblings of discontent with accusations that many of the clubs who were eligible to vote did not exist in any real form. The easy way round that is for the USACA executive to release a list of which clubs voted - not how they did, but just their names. That will enable people to scrutinise the ones that sent in ballots and establish their credentials, and for club members who did not to ask their committees why they sat by and did nothing.

Fresh elections for the USACA board should now take place within 30 days, and that's where things get interesting. It's too early for any candidates to be named, but for the sake of US cricket from the top down, it has to be hoped that none of the executive who have, through their own dysfunctionality, made US cricket the pariah of the international family and who have caused untold harm within the country, will stand.

In any other walk of life - business, politics, your local sports club - someone who had overseen such a mess as Gladstone Dainty, the current USACA president, would have walked away in shame. But, remarkably, Dainty seems impervious to all that is thrown his way, and the same applies to his utterly discredited executive.

They have operated in a manner which at times has seemed in direct opposition to the game's best interests, and have done so with an arrogant disregard for stakeholders. Almost everything has been done behind closed doors. It's a sign of how bad things had become that the ICC suspended the USA and, after two years of internal squabbling, asked Dehring to bang heads together. Not even Zimbabwe has had that kind of treatment. It's a sign of how desperately the ICC wants a stable and reliable US board.

But there is every indication that Dainty and his associates will offers themselves up again. The low poll on the approval of the constitution - barely 25% of clubs bothered to vote on what was a crucial issue - makes that more likely than ever. Many of those who did vote were probably allied to the current board. If the existing bunch can muster enough support from a core which stands to gain from their continuing incompetence while the rest sit by and watch, it will be easy.

Laks Sampath, a director of the North West region and an influential administrator, has decided not to seek re-election, and he thinks that others should do the same. "At the end of the day the constitution is but a small issue," he told Cricinfo. "It's the governance that needs to change. The level of inactivity within the current administration must be addressed. The organisation lacks people with corporate experience and hence do not have the skill set to administer it.

"It's clear that we need to have a fresh set of people that actually have experience running successful enterprises. There's this complete unfounded thinking that only people with cricket experience can run USACA. That is about the as rubbish an argument I have heard and the proof is in the pudding. Let us bring in people that have some exposure to cricket, but have not been tainted administering USACA. Let us give them a chance."

The real concern comes if Dainty and the others are re-elected on a low turnout. US cricket will, in effect, be back to square one. Officially, the ICC will again recognise the USACA and the national side will be readmitted to international competition. But such is the level of infighting even that simple process is likely to end up in a mess. Factions will continue to snipe and several major investors who have been sitting on the sidelines with grand designs for cricket in the country may well walk away.

What is needed is a fresh start. There is too much baggage and too much bitterness. For the good of the game the next generation of administrators have to step and the old guard move on. The alternative is more of the same. Only this time, the international community will turn away for good. They have enough problems of their own without this one. This really is US cricket's last chance.

To paraphrase a well-worn quote of Benjamin Disraeli. The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Gladstone sought re-election, it would be a misfortune. But if he was re-elected, that would be a calamity.

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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  • Adam Scholem on January 23, 2008, 11:52 GMT

    Has there been any news on the election? Candidates announced? Ballots sent out? Wasn't the new election supposed to take place within 30 days of the ratification of the new constitution?

  • On behalf of the Players on January 21, 2008, 4:44 GMT

    Guys you have cost us our playing opportunities. Thanks largely to money hungry and power hungry individuals (current administration - if there is any). My game has suffered due to lack of playing time. The only good competitons is on West Coast. You guys have ruined it for all of us and still want to run this association. Leave it and go and let good people run it. You have been in power for long time. I am a Player and I am frustrated. I urge all other players to write on this blog. It is time we tell our own leagues what to do. Most of our leagues are run by peoples who never played cricket. No knowledge whatsoever how game should be handled. We don't need ICC help. We function for last 2 years without their monies. If they want to fund okay otherwise we will support ourself. USACA we don't need you. You can run it anyway you want. I will tell my league not to support USACA. We will survive somehow and bounce back and comeback stronger than ever. Dehring is a joker.

  • coach55 on January 20, 2008, 5:42 GMT

    I personally do not know Mr.Dainty, but he seems like a smart man. He obviously knows you guys very well and keeping you on a short leash. Let us not try to divide the cricket and find a way to work with the people who have the experience. United we stand , divided we fall.

  • New Organization on January 19, 2008, 2:42 GMT

    Looks like all the readers want a new organization. So let's move on and Dainty can be President with his cronies and can have his national tournament in his beloved state of Florida where he gets all the hotel rooms and transportation comped and then go on to the ICC tournaments and have all the players pay for meals and cab rides.

    All the good people have walked away from USACA. So 2 new organizations - East & West and they will have their own tournaments and competitions. Done, this is it. All clubs don't send in your ballots and don't pay 2008 dues to USACA.

    Boycott USACA. This is the way to go.

  • oouch on January 17, 2008, 23:08 GMT

    Coach55, I am sure you are close to Dainty and get the part of the bread that ICC throws, Apart to US cricket kicked out of division B, there has not been one national tournament which has been organized nicely, why, coz. the funds had been chewed up, funds that were suppose to be used to develop has been used for personal investments, u know that, small leagues clubs trying to encourage cricket have not been given attention, culprit is who,"DAINTY", we have never had any president who is done so severe damage, again its not the fight with Dainty, its with his execution of leadership.

  • Coach is Mad on January 17, 2008, 22:22 GMT

    Coach55 says that nobody could have done better than Dainty in the last ten years. WHAT has Dainty done other than cause the US to be chucked out of world cricket, caused bitter infighting and utterly screwed up the whole thing. He and his cohorts are a national disgrace.

  • coach55 on January 17, 2008, 20:13 GMT

    I think there are many of us to blame for not taking the cricket towards right directions. I do not know why so many are against Dainty. I do not see any one in the last 10 years who could do a better job. We need to move beyond personalities and try to work towards making progress. One person should not be able to block the way. I do not think Mr. Dainty has done any thing different than what every one else in cricket is doing.

  • To Blog Reader on January 17, 2008, 17:35 GMT

    I think it will, all these cries will be heard, just as King's rule ended and democracy prevailed, Dainty will be done and anyways he is halfway in grave, CRICKET LOVERS keep your fingers cross he doesnt get elected again, if he does you might aswell start concentrating on a different career and we will all wait until finally he gives up, i just hope he doesnt anymore damage than what he has already done to cricket in US, so people a day will come when you will all love to play cricket, you will love to play nationals and you will love to see USA team going places

  • Blog Reader on January 17, 2008, 15:52 GMT

    "Mith for Dainty" - you forgot one thing, the free trip each year to the ICC board meeting in Dubai / London or wherever it may be. Suppose you can not blame people as such not to want to lose these free perks that others would get with a good job. But!, one difference, others who have a good job actually work for it! It reads like people such as Dainty and Sehgal just sit on their thrones and do nothing!.... It just goes on and will not change hey.

  • rj on January 17, 2008, 14:19 GMT

    Why don't member clubs just dissolve and form their own cricket associations recognized as national associations? The ICC need to get their heads out of their a**es and accept reality. The USA could win the Cricket World Cup in 2011 and no one would give a rat's tail. So just try and develop the game regionally. It can setup leagues on a smaller geographic scale that would significantly help level of play and number of games played.

    California can have their own association. Cascadia (Oregon/Washington) can have their own association. The Northeast can have their own. So on and so forth. Have each attempt to qualify for international tournaments on their own accord. If the West Indies, a conglomerate of somewhere around 10-15 countries, are allowed to be treated as one country, what's wrong with taking 1 country and dividing it into 15 "countries"?

  • Adam Scholem on January 23, 2008, 11:52 GMT

    Has there been any news on the election? Candidates announced? Ballots sent out? Wasn't the new election supposed to take place within 30 days of the ratification of the new constitution?

  • On behalf of the Players on January 21, 2008, 4:44 GMT

    Guys you have cost us our playing opportunities. Thanks largely to money hungry and power hungry individuals (current administration - if there is any). My game has suffered due to lack of playing time. The only good competitons is on West Coast. You guys have ruined it for all of us and still want to run this association. Leave it and go and let good people run it. You have been in power for long time. I am a Player and I am frustrated. I urge all other players to write on this blog. It is time we tell our own leagues what to do. Most of our leagues are run by peoples who never played cricket. No knowledge whatsoever how game should be handled. We don't need ICC help. We function for last 2 years without their monies. If they want to fund okay otherwise we will support ourself. USACA we don't need you. You can run it anyway you want. I will tell my league not to support USACA. We will survive somehow and bounce back and comeback stronger than ever. Dehring is a joker.

  • coach55 on January 20, 2008, 5:42 GMT

    I personally do not know Mr.Dainty, but he seems like a smart man. He obviously knows you guys very well and keeping you on a short leash. Let us not try to divide the cricket and find a way to work with the people who have the experience. United we stand , divided we fall.

  • New Organization on January 19, 2008, 2:42 GMT

    Looks like all the readers want a new organization. So let's move on and Dainty can be President with his cronies and can have his national tournament in his beloved state of Florida where he gets all the hotel rooms and transportation comped and then go on to the ICC tournaments and have all the players pay for meals and cab rides.

    All the good people have walked away from USACA. So 2 new organizations - East & West and they will have their own tournaments and competitions. Done, this is it. All clubs don't send in your ballots and don't pay 2008 dues to USACA.

    Boycott USACA. This is the way to go.

  • oouch on January 17, 2008, 23:08 GMT

    Coach55, I am sure you are close to Dainty and get the part of the bread that ICC throws, Apart to US cricket kicked out of division B, there has not been one national tournament which has been organized nicely, why, coz. the funds had been chewed up, funds that were suppose to be used to develop has been used for personal investments, u know that, small leagues clubs trying to encourage cricket have not been given attention, culprit is who,"DAINTY", we have never had any president who is done so severe damage, again its not the fight with Dainty, its with his execution of leadership.

  • Coach is Mad on January 17, 2008, 22:22 GMT

    Coach55 says that nobody could have done better than Dainty in the last ten years. WHAT has Dainty done other than cause the US to be chucked out of world cricket, caused bitter infighting and utterly screwed up the whole thing. He and his cohorts are a national disgrace.

  • coach55 on January 17, 2008, 20:13 GMT

    I think there are many of us to blame for not taking the cricket towards right directions. I do not know why so many are against Dainty. I do not see any one in the last 10 years who could do a better job. We need to move beyond personalities and try to work towards making progress. One person should not be able to block the way. I do not think Mr. Dainty has done any thing different than what every one else in cricket is doing.

  • To Blog Reader on January 17, 2008, 17:35 GMT

    I think it will, all these cries will be heard, just as King's rule ended and democracy prevailed, Dainty will be done and anyways he is halfway in grave, CRICKET LOVERS keep your fingers cross he doesnt get elected again, if he does you might aswell start concentrating on a different career and we will all wait until finally he gives up, i just hope he doesnt anymore damage than what he has already done to cricket in US, so people a day will come when you will all love to play cricket, you will love to play nationals and you will love to see USA team going places

  • Blog Reader on January 17, 2008, 15:52 GMT

    "Mith for Dainty" - you forgot one thing, the free trip each year to the ICC board meeting in Dubai / London or wherever it may be. Suppose you can not blame people as such not to want to lose these free perks that others would get with a good job. But!, one difference, others who have a good job actually work for it! It reads like people such as Dainty and Sehgal just sit on their thrones and do nothing!.... It just goes on and will not change hey.

  • rj on January 17, 2008, 14:19 GMT

    Why don't member clubs just dissolve and form their own cricket associations recognized as national associations? The ICC need to get their heads out of their a**es and accept reality. The USA could win the Cricket World Cup in 2011 and no one would give a rat's tail. So just try and develop the game regionally. It can setup leagues on a smaller geographic scale that would significantly help level of play and number of games played.

    California can have their own association. Cascadia (Oregon/Washington) can have their own association. The Northeast can have their own. So on and so forth. Have each attempt to qualify for international tournaments on their own accord. If the West Indies, a conglomerate of somewhere around 10-15 countries, are allowed to be treated as one country, what's wrong with taking 1 country and dividing it into 15 "countries"?

  • Samina on January 17, 2008, 10:10 GMT

    It seems that people playing Cricket in USA are not mature but like kids fighting over a game. Cricket died in USA now people are trying to give it life.

  • Mith for Dainty on January 17, 2008, 0:05 GMT

    That is correct "Blog Reader", Dainty will not back out of course, coz. than he will have to look for a job and than the executives on job pension will be stopped, would you stop if you were Dainty, their should be a credit check process that allows contenders to stand as for president,

    How can Dainty lose free vacation all over US?

  • elections on January 16, 2008, 17:10 GMT

    Can anyone tell, how is the election process going to be, when and where is it taking place, can fake clubs vote? can anyone who knows about it explain, that would be really appreciated

  • Blog Reader on January 16, 2008, 16:22 GMT

    Sorry but can I butt in here. It seems that a Mr Dainty is in the same mould as a Mr Ravi Sehgal from Thailand. Both these gents keep hanging on to something they are totally useless at only in the hope that one day, all benefits will fall upon them and with total disregard to cricket in their resective countries......read about Thailand.......ICC & ACC are doing nothing but passing the buck!

  • New Organization on January 16, 2008, 11:02 GMT

    Just heard that Mr. Dainty will not be backing down from the new elections. so the question is? Which one of these would you like to have as the new organization? ACA - American Cricket Association NCA - National Cricket Association ACB - American Cricket Board CA - Cricket America RCA - Rebel Cricket Association

    Your opinion counts

  • Identify mister on January 15, 2008, 17:22 GMT

    lol, These is ridiculous, who is this guy, how much have studied, how did you get here, have you heard of word "professionalism", i understand if you havent coz. too many alphabets in these word....lol, oh lord, please help Dainty.

  • Bobby Refaie on January 15, 2008, 10:04 GMT

    Ha,Ha,Ha-------- I told you so!!!!

    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."

  • dainty lover on January 15, 2008, 8:42 GMT

    re "That is how it works" - Good to see that the pro-dainty camp have finally come out of hiding. This mail shows their stupidity. They see the battle as being with the ICC when the ICC are the only people who can help US cricket return to the international competition. As for dainty being ther guy who can do it...do what? Continue the shambles that he has overseen of late? Yeh, that he can do for sure.

  • That is how it works on January 15, 2008, 5:20 GMT

    Guys, I am listening to you, just wanna give you a heads up, that is how it works but will improve step by step, Our management does everything it can to not let ICC rule us so stop this nonsense and stay put, we are USA and will be back in action soon, Dainty is the guy who can do it and no one else, support him.

  • West Coast on January 14, 2008, 21:42 GMT

    Of all the cries that I have been hearing the above comments take to a bleeding heart. The West coast of USA where much of the better organized Cricket is played along with the New York Region just might pull away. On second thoughts thaey are pulling away. So that leaves with the Atlantic Region ruled by the powerful ruler Dainty has taken over. This story is right out of the ancient civilization. Anything new. Our ancestors have seen it and now we are witnessing it. The West will be divided and will have a seperate organization. Forget about annual dues to USACA. The mighty Atlantic, South East & Central (Washington, Florida & Chicago) ala: (Dainty, Charlie & Masood). These are new Executives. I salute you no, no, no The WEST salutes you all for a shameless, selfish egocentric individuals. If you have any shame step down for Cricket's sake. Have some pride. You will go down in the history of the World Part IV.

  • The end on January 14, 2008, 20:28 GMT

    I am not sure you guys are seeing what I see, its the end not the beginning, we replaced a dictatorial constitution in a democratic country, two biggest region where cricket is played the most in the US have now been made one, I am afraid and hope they do not decide to walk away from the game, ICC no funds for USA please, that is the cause why Dainty doesnt want to leave, Assistance should only be privided if all the old executives does not seek re-election, there is a chance that the new once repeat the same mess but its still worth taking a chance as USA cricket has never as destroyed as now. Mr. Dainty are you seeking election again, please advice as want to know if we should still play in the local league or get a weekend job..

  • Michael Miller on January 14, 2008, 18:21 GMT

    The sad time traveling wheel of misfortune which is the USACA administration has made a full turn yet again, this time stopping in 1980!

    The stupidity of thinking a rewrite of the constitution could in some way change the goals of the ambitious or the sheer disinterest of the vast majority is beyond naive. Cricket in the US for all its enthusiasm is a small pool spread over immense distances. 95% of all cricketers in the country are apathetic to the running of their own clubs and leagues, let alone the national body. This latest rewrite of the constitution has achieved nothing to overcome the core problem of stopping the unscrupulous ride on the apathy of the majority to what they believe will be a pot of gold when the media contracts pour in.

    In the meantime, the the rewrite has strangely disenfranchised 1000 miles of the N.West coastline where some of the nations best organized leagues and most outspoken critics reside.

    Sadly, I wash my hands of the game I once loved. So long.

  • member on January 14, 2008, 18:17 GMT

    Well said Coach55. You hit it on the nail and that too without a hammer.

    Cleanup the following Dainty, Cesar, Paul, Charly, Maqsud, Laksh, Syad, Ellis, Glasgo and then we can talk. Start fresh.

  • coach55 on January 14, 2008, 17:50 GMT

    I do not know what the big fuss is about. What USACA has done is the same which all the local leagues are doing. Rigging the elections, threatening the players if they vote against the cricket mafia " authorities". If you look closely, all regional league presidents are doing the same things what Gladstone has done. In every league and regional organization, there are same 4-5 people who get elected over and over again, but when same thing happens at USACA level, they just can not take it. Always remember you are governed by the people who are similar to you and before complaining have your house in order. Corruption at local level will encourage corruption at higher level.

  • LIFE in US on January 14, 2008, 13:57 GMT

    Mr. Williamson what a great article, but you are dead on right that Calamity will set in and so will reality because Mr. GLADSTONE DAINTY will be come President again (this time for LIFE)and so will be his cronies who supported and voted for his 97 YES votes. He will never reveal the clubs names that voted. Mark my words "NEVER". That will be the day. Even if he did they will be falsified under a different name.

    Elections in 28 days and counting. Who will conduct them, I know who, Mr. Dainty that is in his garage in Florida. No auditor will be present. If the numbers that turned out for this ratification is any indication then you can expect the same.

    The US Cricket Public does not care anymore. History will repeat itself.

    Time to start a fresh New Association.We owe it to the Younger generation for the future. Wake up guys.

  • ram on January 14, 2008, 0:56 GMT

    i am a player for a popular cricket club in southeastern us.for the past few years i have been wondering why cricket has not caught on in this country. We shold put politics aside and work towards promoting the game in the us especially in the school system.regional academies shoul be set up to bring the game to the next generations.i can see that if steps are not taken in that direction it will be a sad end to the game in this country. The game will probably meet a fatal end with my or if we are lucky with the next generation.the leadership and direction should come from US cricket association with local and regional involvement.logistics of funding and administration should be top priority in my opinion. I am sure we can get the support of local county,state and last but not the least current and ex first class and international players who have made this country their home ,who would serve as ambassadors of the game.

  • Michael Perera on January 13, 2008, 19:45 GMT

    All the American public needs to do is look at the Australia-India fracas; that will put to rest any notion of cricket becoming popular in the United States.

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  • Michael Perera on January 13, 2008, 19:45 GMT

    All the American public needs to do is look at the Australia-India fracas; that will put to rest any notion of cricket becoming popular in the United States.

  • ram on January 14, 2008, 0:56 GMT

    i am a player for a popular cricket club in southeastern us.for the past few years i have been wondering why cricket has not caught on in this country. We shold put politics aside and work towards promoting the game in the us especially in the school system.regional academies shoul be set up to bring the game to the next generations.i can see that if steps are not taken in that direction it will be a sad end to the game in this country. The game will probably meet a fatal end with my or if we are lucky with the next generation.the leadership and direction should come from US cricket association with local and regional involvement.logistics of funding and administration should be top priority in my opinion. I am sure we can get the support of local county,state and last but not the least current and ex first class and international players who have made this country their home ,who would serve as ambassadors of the game.

  • LIFE in US on January 14, 2008, 13:57 GMT

    Mr. Williamson what a great article, but you are dead on right that Calamity will set in and so will reality because Mr. GLADSTONE DAINTY will be come President again (this time for LIFE)and so will be his cronies who supported and voted for his 97 YES votes. He will never reveal the clubs names that voted. Mark my words "NEVER". That will be the day. Even if he did they will be falsified under a different name.

    Elections in 28 days and counting. Who will conduct them, I know who, Mr. Dainty that is in his garage in Florida. No auditor will be present. If the numbers that turned out for this ratification is any indication then you can expect the same.

    The US Cricket Public does not care anymore. History will repeat itself.

    Time to start a fresh New Association.We owe it to the Younger generation for the future. Wake up guys.

  • coach55 on January 14, 2008, 17:50 GMT

    I do not know what the big fuss is about. What USACA has done is the same which all the local leagues are doing. Rigging the elections, threatening the players if they vote against the cricket mafia " authorities". If you look closely, all regional league presidents are doing the same things what Gladstone has done. In every league and regional organization, there are same 4-5 people who get elected over and over again, but when same thing happens at USACA level, they just can not take it. Always remember you are governed by the people who are similar to you and before complaining have your house in order. Corruption at local level will encourage corruption at higher level.

  • member on January 14, 2008, 18:17 GMT

    Well said Coach55. You hit it on the nail and that too without a hammer.

    Cleanup the following Dainty, Cesar, Paul, Charly, Maqsud, Laksh, Syad, Ellis, Glasgo and then we can talk. Start fresh.

  • Michael Miller on January 14, 2008, 18:21 GMT

    The sad time traveling wheel of misfortune which is the USACA administration has made a full turn yet again, this time stopping in 1980!

    The stupidity of thinking a rewrite of the constitution could in some way change the goals of the ambitious or the sheer disinterest of the vast majority is beyond naive. Cricket in the US for all its enthusiasm is a small pool spread over immense distances. 95% of all cricketers in the country are apathetic to the running of their own clubs and leagues, let alone the national body. This latest rewrite of the constitution has achieved nothing to overcome the core problem of stopping the unscrupulous ride on the apathy of the majority to what they believe will be a pot of gold when the media contracts pour in.

    In the meantime, the the rewrite has strangely disenfranchised 1000 miles of the N.West coastline where some of the nations best organized leagues and most outspoken critics reside.

    Sadly, I wash my hands of the game I once loved. So long.

  • The end on January 14, 2008, 20:28 GMT

    I am not sure you guys are seeing what I see, its the end not the beginning, we replaced a dictatorial constitution in a democratic country, two biggest region where cricket is played the most in the US have now been made one, I am afraid and hope they do not decide to walk away from the game, ICC no funds for USA please, that is the cause why Dainty doesnt want to leave, Assistance should only be privided if all the old executives does not seek re-election, there is a chance that the new once repeat the same mess but its still worth taking a chance as USA cricket has never as destroyed as now. Mr. Dainty are you seeking election again, please advice as want to know if we should still play in the local league or get a weekend job..

  • West Coast on January 14, 2008, 21:42 GMT

    Of all the cries that I have been hearing the above comments take to a bleeding heart. The West coast of USA where much of the better organized Cricket is played along with the New York Region just might pull away. On second thoughts thaey are pulling away. So that leaves with the Atlantic Region ruled by the powerful ruler Dainty has taken over. This story is right out of the ancient civilization. Anything new. Our ancestors have seen it and now we are witnessing it. The West will be divided and will have a seperate organization. Forget about annual dues to USACA. The mighty Atlantic, South East & Central (Washington, Florida & Chicago) ala: (Dainty, Charlie & Masood). These are new Executives. I salute you no, no, no The WEST salutes you all for a shameless, selfish egocentric individuals. If you have any shame step down for Cricket's sake. Have some pride. You will go down in the history of the World Part IV.

  • That is how it works on January 15, 2008, 5:20 GMT

    Guys, I am listening to you, just wanna give you a heads up, that is how it works but will improve step by step, Our management does everything it can to not let ICC rule us so stop this nonsense and stay put, we are USA and will be back in action soon, Dainty is the guy who can do it and no one else, support him.

  • dainty lover on January 15, 2008, 8:42 GMT

    re "That is how it works" - Good to see that the pro-dainty camp have finally come out of hiding. This mail shows their stupidity. They see the battle as being with the ICC when the ICC are the only people who can help US cricket return to the international competition. As for dainty being ther guy who can do it...do what? Continue the shambles that he has overseen of late? Yeh, that he can do for sure.