November 17, 2008


At last ...the USACA executive meets

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo has been told that an executive meeting of the USA Cricket Association was held on November 8 at which job specification for the new post of chief executive was agreed.

As with so much involving the USACA, there is no official announcement of the outcome of the meeting, or even that it was scheduled. Despite this, the column published at the end of last week did produce a couple of terse emails suggesting we check our facts before claiming that the executive hadn’t met … despite the fact that few emails to the association ever get as much as an acknowledgement.

So, for the sake of clarity, some seven months after elections, the new executive has finally met. Publication of the minutes are awaited with interest.

The USACA was due to have made the appointment of the chief executive by October 1, so it is already some way behind the agreed deadline.


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 golan on (November 17, 2008, 20:22 GMT)

Given the previous recvord we will wait another year for them to tell us anything. If you guys don;t want to do anything then stand down and call fresh elections and put in place people who are interested.

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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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