February 19, 2008


USACA board elections set for March 29

Martin Williamson

The USA Cricket Association has announced the timeline for the election of its board of directors.

Nominations for executive board members open today (February 19) and close on February 26. All nominees will have background checks completed by March 7 and the final list of valid nominations will be circulated on March 8. The elections themselves will be held on Saturday, March 29 in Washington DC.


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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Posted by Umpire on (May 8, 2008, 4:33 GMT)

WOW sad to hear all the money hungry , non Educated , uncivilized and unorganized group of grown men are in control of the future if cricket in the US. I feel bad especially for the ones who suffer out of this.... The young Players !!!!

Posted by Second chance on (March 12, 2008, 18:16 GMT)

Gladstone Dainty needs a second chance. Humans make mistakes and this opportunity gives him a chance to redeem himself. Vote for Dainty. At least he is more experienced in dealing with cricket in USA.

Posted by From the Sidelines on (March 11, 2008, 7:33 GMT)

Sorry to correct you, Usman, but your name IS listed as a member of the Interim Committee and has been so since the inaugural meeting of the Committee in Dallas last year. I was at the meeting, so I know. The official records of the meeting, which you may remember were officially notarized, srare that the Interim Committee would continue in existence until AFTER the USACA elections were held, at which time the Interim Committee would reconvene to decide on its next course of action. I am surprised that you wish to diavow so completely a role that ptobably saved US cricket from being permanently destroyed by Dainty and Company-- I would vote to awad medals to all of you IC members before you managed to disavow all your good works! Anyway, thanks again to all of you IC guys. You made us proud of you, and of ourselves for having chosen you. Chak De!!

Posted by checkk this out on (March 9, 2008, 15:09 GMT)

Have you seen the Nomination teams of the 2 parties up for election. Ram team: India - P, Pakistani - VP, Indian West Indian for - 2VP, West Indian - Secretary and Englishman - Treasurer. Don't please everyone to get votes. How politically motivated is this. Dainty team: No clue, as usual same cronies.

Posted by Ballot box on (March 7, 2008, 23:15 GMT)

I got one question to the teams. Mr. Ram have you ever played cricket at any level and what are the sweeping changes will you bring?

Mr. Dainty we know all about you, but what sweeping changes will you make if elected.

Posted by Question and Choice on (March 5, 2008, 21:27 GMT)

Who is this man Ram Vararaj and Shahid running for President and VP of USACA? What experience do they have in domestic Cricket. I for one will vote for Dainty or Qamran. Known people in the industry. USACA will start fresh from now on.

Posted by Batsmen on (February 29, 2008, 21:05 GMT)

I think Kamran Khan should be President I like him alot. I think he will be great for the cricket in USA. he has done good in the past when he was president.

Posted by Usman Shuja on (February 28, 2008, 14:57 GMT)

Regarding the post posted by 'An Official Cricket Scorer' at February 24.

This is Usman Shuja and I confirm that I have NO association with the USA CCLP organization. I reject this claim and urge the "An official scorer" to correct this statement.

Posted by Laks Sampath on (February 25, 2008, 5:45 GMT)

"Opinions do count" but yours sure don't because you have it all wrong. In Washington there is a saying, "People that know are not talking and the people that are talking know nothing". Let us give the process a chance and if we don't see new faces in the Executive then we throw in the towel. I for one am not ready to give up just as yet.

As for me I have taken a sabbatical and am not going to be filing nominations, accepting one or running for any positions. Not sure how much more clearer I can get.

Posted by An Official Cricket Scorer on (February 24, 2008, 22:19 GMT)

For those who dont know and need to: The affairs of the USA Council of Cricket League Presidents are being managed for now by a 7-member Interim Committee, consisting of: Bhargava Vadapalli (NW League President), Mo Ally (Florida), Usman Shuja (Midwest League), Jefroy Morrishaw (New York), SMX Refaie and Dr. Atul Rai(for USA-CCLP provisional management). (Please add any IC names The Interim Committee I forgot-- I am doing this from memory.) The members of this unheralded IC Committee is responsible for (a) holding the first asnd so far only full-quorum General Meeting of the USACA two years ago, where the Dainlty-led USACA Executve was subjected to an offical and national no-confidence vote-- something that has never happened before or since in US cricket history). Since then, it has been responsible for pushing for every significant challenge to Dainty and Co. when all others had given up. A vote of thanks to you guys=="Never have so many depended for so much on so few of you."

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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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