March 26, 2008

USA

Aaron denies split rumours

Martin Williamson

On the eve of the USACA elections, the dirty-tricks brigade are at it. On the USACA’s new bulletin board, claims are being made that John Aaron, a candidate for the role of secretary, has deserted the Ram Varadarajan team and linked up with Kamran Khan.

Aaron himself was quick to scotch the suggestions. "I am sorry to disappoint those who would like to think that there is a split in the New Inning team, and at the same time I appreciate the flattering rumors allegedly made by at least two other independent candidates, that I have now hitched my wagon to their cause and candidacies,” he said. “For the record, my candidacy for Secretary of USACA and my decision to be associated with the New Inning team remains intact. I am not now, nor have I ever been a part of any other presumed slate, nor have I teamed up with any other candidate, as a means of being elected.”

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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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