USA news March 23, 2009

Don Lockerbie named USACA chief executive

Cricinfo staff

The USA Cricket Association has finally announced the appointment of a new chief executive. Don Lockerbie, a sports organiser and event administrator, was named after a recruitment process which started last December. He is expected to start work on April 1.

"After a rigorous three-month recruiting process in which we assessed applicants from all over the world, we are thrilled to announce that Don will be joining us," John Thickett, the association's treasurer, said. "We have great expectations of what he can bring to US cricket and see a bright future under his leadership as CEO."

"Don brings a robust dynamism to USACA at a time when it is urgently needed," Gladstone Dainty, USACA's president, said in a press release. "His proven track record is exactly what's required to attract interest and support for the development of cricket in America. He's a team-player and will no doubt succeed with the support of America's diverse group of stakeholders, while bridging the gap of interest in the sport between the current enthusiasts and our untapped American resources."

Lockerbie worked as COO & venue development director of the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies, overseeing the design and development of 12 cricket stadia in nine Caribbean countries.