Light on the horizon for USA May 24, 2007

Ken Gordon to meet with US's warring factions

Cricinfo staff

Ken Gordon, the chief executive of the West Indies Cricket Board, has agreed to meet with the two sides battling for control of US cricket in a bid to find an end to the row which has seen the USA suspended from the ICC.

The two factions - the USA Cricket Association, led by Gladstone Dainty, and the regional league presidents - have been asked to come together in Washington on the weekend of June 9-10.

In a letter to all those concerned, Paul de Silva, the USACA secretary, wrote: "Mr. Gordon is of the view that an important first step would be to have a general airing of views from USACA membership so that there can be a clear understanding of whether problems exist."

Gordon and the WICB were asked to intervene by the ICC in March when the USA were suspended for the second time in as many years.

The timing of the meeting is important as should a resolution be worked out then it will enable the WICB to report this to the ICC executive when it meets in London at the end of June. If all goes well, it is possible that the ICC executive might recommend that the suspension be revoked.