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American, Nabeel Ahmed who stepped down as the Senior Vice President of
USACA, will be contesting for the office of President during the
elections of of the body March next year," Associated Press of Pakistan reported yesterday in Lahore.
Nabeel has made up his mind to contest the election and surely he will
be contesting for the Presidentship of USACA,“ sources close to Mr.
Ahmed were reported as saying. "Nabeel was not happy the way USACA
was being run by the President [Dainty] and Chief Executive Officer Don
Lockerbie who was sacked with immediate effect hours before a board
meeting in Florida last week," according to the source.
news agency further noted that Mr. Ahmed enjoyed the support of a
'majority of the important members of the USACA who [have] assured him
their all out support if he comes forward and contest the Presidential
elections of the body.'
Nabeel Ahmed resigned as the First Vice President of USA Cricket Association earlier this month fuelling speculation that he intends to run for President. In a letter to the media explaining his resignation, Mr. Ahmed noted: I
have been doing whatever was in my control and power in USACA but as a
1st VP you have limited authority and power. Over the last two and a
half years I am frustrated and confused by the
actions or lack of actions of some important members of USACA under the
president Dainty's leadership. Over the last year I have been
approached by different leagues and individuals that have issues and
concerns that in my mind should have been settled in a regular face to
face board meetings per our constitution which did not take place in
last seven to eight months."
"My resignation is out of protest that the lack of action by the
important members of the board, executive and division in the board," Mr. Ahmed wrote in the letter. "After many warnings to the board, President and CEO I have taken this
action when I did not see any concern. I gave up and decided to part
myself from the board when I say I can not do anything for the well
being of the association," he added.
In the context of the Pearls Cup in Florida, APP quoted sources close to Mr.
Ahmed as saying: “He (Nabeel) was not happy with all that he tried to
raise this issue and other issues pertaining to the promotion of
cricket in USA in Board’s meeting time and again but the sitting
President and the outgoing Chief Executive did not take measures to
address Nabeel’s grievances."
“We are confident that Nabeel
will win the next elections because he has the vision and ideas to duly
fit in the role of President and to do what has not done in the past
for the betterment of cricket in USA," according to the source.