March 9, 2008


Three candidates vie for USACA presidency

Martin Williamson

There are three candidates seeking to become the new USACA president in elections set to take place on March 29.

A list of all candidates for the various executive posts, including secretary, treasurer, and vice presidents, was announced by USACA after the vetting processes required under the new constitution were completed.

As expected, Gladstone Dainty will be seeking re-election as president, and he faces a strong challenge from Ram Varadarajan. A third candidate, Kamran Khan, is also standing.

The main battles for the other posts are between existing USACA officials and those who have lined up on Varadarajan's ticket.

Click here for a full list of candidates


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 here we go again on (March 12, 2008, 14:24 GMT)

Based on first hand information, the vote back in Dec. was, well, lets say not done in the true spirit of the democratic system (i.e. Bush Ohio; Bush Fl.)The people in their current positions, specifically in the SER were yes men, hand picked by Javed after he was anointed to his current position. The current SER Director spends more time handing out his SER Director's business cards and on self promotion. All these people need to go taking with them their self serving mentality. As a prediction, I predict Javed will once again Captain the SER in the upcoming senior Tournament surrounded by all his yes men he has appointed. Who cares about letting a few younger players take part and get some experience.

Posted by Adam Scholem on (March 11, 2008, 19:22 GMT)

Let's just hope that the elections are better attended than the constitutional vote was, and that there's somewhat less of a lingering doubt about the legitimacy of these elections. In December, less than 1/4th of the eligible voters sent in ballots (which leaves me wondering if they were contacted at all), and a large portion of the ballots received were disqualified. Keep this election open and transparent, please.

Posted by Gangster Rap on (March 10, 2008, 14:05 GMT)

Dainty is running for USACA presidency. That has to be a joke!! Please do not vote for Dainty, he has done nothing good for USACA. He needs to leave the whole USACA scene as soon as possible. I do not want USACA to stay banned by ICC for years to come. Just so every voters know, Dainty has gotten USACA banned for two times by ICC. This is history and it should go in the books. I would be surprised if the voters vote for a person who is an expert in getting its cricketing body banned. I still can't believe this - this must be a JOKE!

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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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