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USACA status to be decided by the ICC in April

2017 Feb 16 by DreamCricket USA

ICC will consider USACA's suspended status at its April board meeting, Eric Parthen, ICC's USA Project Manager wrote in an email today.  "With respect to USACA, over the last few months, our staff along with staff from ICC headquarters and the Sustainable Foundation Advisory Group (SFAG) have worked in good faith with USACA to continue to try to build a Constitution that will both unify the community and be a foundation for the continued growth of cricket in the U.S." Parthen wrote.  


ICC will consider USACA's suspended status at its April board meeting, Eric Parthen, ICC's USA Project Manager wrote in an email today.  

"With respect to USACA, over the last few months, our staff along with staff from ICC headquarters and the Sustainable Foundation Advisory Group (SFAG) have worked in good faith with USACA to continue to try to build a Constitution that will both unify the community and be a foundation for the continued growth of cricket in the U.S." Parthen wrote.  

"The ICC Board heard an update on the work to date on February 4 and sent a clear message that the revised Constitution should be finalized and provided to USACA as soon as possible so they can vote on it by no later than April 1 so the ICC Board can again consider USACA’s suspended status at their April Board meeting," Parthen noted.

Members of SFAG and ICC's CEO David Richardson, and COO Iain Higgins held a face to face meeting in Dallas on December 12 with leadership from USACA.  Parthen noted that "significant steps" were taken at the meeting to move forward.  "While we haven’t always agreed, I think we’ve all worked together in the best interest of the cricket community," Parthen wrote regarding the progress.

The ICC Americas office will continue to lead and oversee the selection and preparation for Team USA Senior Men, U18’s and Women’s squads who all participate in important global events during 2017.  "We believe these plans, coupled with strong competition within local leagues and support from all US cricket stakeholders should allow Team USA’s men, youth and women the best chance at success in 2017," Parthen noted.

The following 2017 plans were announced by the ICC:

Senior Men:
 
What Where
(Some venues TBC)
When Who
Team USA WCL 3 Trial Matches Houston March 16 – 19 Existing Squad, plus some players to be added by USA Selection Panel
Specialist Performance Camp Houston April 6 – 9 Selected WCL Squad
Pre WCL Tour South Africa May 15 – 21  Selected WCL Squad
WCL 3 Uganda May 21 - 31 Selected WCL Squad
 

U18 Men:

 
What Where
(Some venues TBC)
When Who
Specialist Performance Camp Houston April 6 – 9 6 x U18 players as designated by USA Selection Panel
U18 National Combine  Houston April 22 - 23 Open to any U18 player who thinks they have realistic chance of joining existing U18 squad of 30 at U18 Trials in May (approx. 10 players to be selected through to May trial).
Players who register will cover own expenses.
Register for U18 Combine here: http://iccamericas.com/cricketcombine/players
Team USA U18 Trial Matches LA (TBC) May 26 – 29 Existing 30 players in U18 squad, plus approx. 10 selected from U18 National Combine
Pre Americas Qualifier Tour  Florida (TBC)  July 5 – 11 Selected U18 Squad
U18 Americas Qualifier Toronto July 15 – 25 Selected U18 Squad
WICB U19 Regional Event
 
St Kitts August 15 - 27 TBC – only for winning team from Americas Qualifier
 
 
Senior Women:

 
What Where
(venues TBC)
When Who
Specialist Performance Camp Houston April 6 – 9 6 x Women’s players as designated by USA Women’s Selection Panel
Skill Development Camp: CA  Bay Area   April 28 – 30   Open to any women’s players. Best players from this camp and NY camp to be invited to Team USA trial by USA Selection Panel
Register for camp here:
http://iccamericas.com/cricketcombine/players
Skill Development Camp: NY  New York May 12 – 14   Open to any women’s players. Best players from this camp and CA camp to be invited to Team USA trial by USA Selection Panel
Register for camp here:
http://iccamericas.com/cricketcombine/players
Team USA Women’s Trial Matches Indianapolis June 9 – 11 Selected players only via Women's Selection Panel
Pre Qualifier Tour UK (TBC) August 5 – 12 Selected Women’s Squad
Europe / Americas T20 Qualifier Scotland August 12 – 20 Selected Women’s Squad