USA January 28, 2011

USACA continues to stay silent

It is now more than two months since Don Lockerbie was dismissed as chief executive of the USA Cricket Association and still no details have been revealed about the reasons for the decision nor what steps are being taken to find a replacement.

It is now more than two months since Don Lockerbie was dismissed as chief executive of the USA Cricket Association and still no details have been revealed about the reasons for the decision nor what steps are being taken to find a replacement.

As those who have followed US cricket have come to expect, Gladstone Dainty, the board's president, has resumed his favourite approach to communications, namely a complete wall of silence. Minutes for its board meetings, which for a time were posted on the site, have stopped being published, and no officials are willing to answer questions. USACA has scuttled back into its shell.

Insiders hint one of the reasons is that discussions between Lockerbie and USACA regarding the termination of his contract are ongoing and until those are resolved there can be no announcement.

But for the time being it’s Groundhog Day as US cricket is taken back to the dark period three or four years ago.

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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