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In a press release
issued yesterday, Nabeel Ahmed, the former First VP of USACA who
declared his candidacy for President of USACA, called Youth and Women's
cricket "critical components in the infrastructure of any
"In my ongoing efforts to promote, encourage and foster cricket
development in the USA, I am putting forward a fool-proof plan for Youth
and Women's cricket development," Mr. Ahmed announced.
Mr. Ahmed said he would implement a year-round "Future Stars New
Dimensional Cricket Coaching and Training program," in multiple
locations across USA. The primary objective for such youth programs is
to provide kits, safety equipment and uniforms to outstanding
performers. Mr. Ahmed advocated for "coaching schemes" for clubs and
Saying that women's cricket had been put on the "back burner" by the
current administration, he noted that women have found themselves
without a clear mission, and with limited direction.
Mr. Ahmed also announced his new vision "Women's Cricket - by them,
for them". As part of this 'new vision', he advocated for the
appointment of a national women's coordinator and the appointment of
women selectors, coaches and managers. Mr. Ahmed said that he would
create an academy for women cricketers and "franchise these academies to
each and every corner of the country."
He concluded by saying: "This is a work in progress, and I welcome
the opportunity to continue the fight for equality which has finally
begun across the United States of America."