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ACF sees rapid growth in membership sign-ups for 2017

2017 Apr 20 by DreamCricket USA

Since launching its 2017 Membership campaign earlier this month, the American Cricket Federation (ACF) has seen over one hundred sign-ups of League, Club and Individual Members in the first week, the organization reported yesterday.

Since launching its 2017 Membership campaign earlier this month, the American Cricket Federation (ACF) has seen over one hundred sign-ups of League, Club and Individual Members in the first week, the organization reported yesterday.

“This is quite unprecedented and encouraging,” commented Mike Thomas, ACF’s Treasurer and Director in charge of membership, “certainly the fastest rate of recruitment since ACF’s inception in 2012.”

ACF was formed by US cricketers and stakeholders in 2012, in response to widely perceived electoral manipulation. Successive suspensions of the US national governing body by the ICC,  continuing dissatisfaction with prevailing level of electoral practices and lack of progress in the development of American cricket has sustained ACF’s appeal.

“No doubt the alignment with ACF is a sign of the times,” continued Thomas, “the frustration with narrow interests holding up ICC reforms is higher than it has ever been.”

The organization noted that it has, through its Chairman Jagan Jagannathan, played an active role in the Sustainable Foundation Advisory Group that participated in the ICC’s drafting of the new, unabridged USACA constitution. ACF has closely supported this initiative, as it has adopted many of the checks and balances found in ACF’s own constitution.

ACF encouraged all cricket clubs, leagues, individual players and fans in the US, to unite with ACF to create a unified movement of stakeholders, committed to ICC support and the rule of integrity in governance.

The organization asked stakeholders to visit www.americancricketfederation.org/membership in order to sign up for membership of the American Cricket Federation.