USACA's inactions speak louder than words
While the intentions of the USA Cricket Association might be genuine, it hardly sets out to help itself.
Last weekend’s annual meeting was arguably one of its most important given that the ICC’s patience with the ongoing lack of transparency and failure to appoint of CEO is well documented. A reasonable person might expect that stakeholders would be kept in the loop. And yet for several days around the meeting the USACA website was down and while it has now resurfaced, it has nothing about the meeting other than a feeble month-old message advertising the date and location.
Thousands of clubs manage to run small sites so it is utterly unacceptable that a board receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from the ICC in grants cannot manage to run a simple website. It’s been the case for several years and despite lots of bullish promises, nothing has changed.
Critics point out, with increasing justification, how on earth can an executive who continuously fail to do the basics with any degree of professionalism be trusted to look after the interests of the cricket fraternity in the USA.
Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa