February 9, 2008

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Confusion inside the USA

Martin Williamson

A week after Cricinfo revealed that Chris Dehring, the independent third-party appointed by the ICC to oversee US cricket, was about to appoint an auditor to oversee the executive elections, there is still no official news on what is happening. The USACA website has not been updated in a month and several regional administrators we have spoken to are equally in the dark about the process. Meanwhile, regions continue to elect representatives to the board while those who have been mismanaging the USACA in recent years continue to adopt a policy of silence.

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Posted by Aditya Mookerjee on (February 10, 2008, 8:01 GMT)

In the end, the various cricket bodies will have to perform. It is good that cricket in the USA, is still in the germinating stage, even if it is after such a long time. It is easier to care for a young sapling, than it is to give direction to the growth of a tree. In the early stages, only those who are interested in cricket, in the USA, will take part in its affairs, hence, doing more good, than harm.

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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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