HOME PAVILION SHOP ACADEMY CRICSTOCK FANTASY CRICKET BLOGS FORUMS FULLTOSS GAMES DOOSRA FRONTFOOT MOBILE RSS
Live Coverage
  Live Scorecards
  Upcoming Matches
  Results
     
News
  World Cricket News
  USA Cricket News
  American Cricket History
  Newstracker
     
Views
Frontfoot
Dreamcricket RSS
 
News
 
USA Cricket: ACF asks more questions following USYCA's critique of USACA
by DreamCricket USA
Aug 30, 2013

Now, you can get all the USA Cricket updates via Facebook.   Also follow us on Twitter via @dreamcricket

Two days after ESPNcricinfo published a critique of USA Cricket Association by USYCA's president Jamie Harrison, the American Cricket Federation raised further questions in a press release that is now circulating widely across USA's leagues.

USACA has "proven itself incapable of establishing cricket as an American sport," Harrison is quoted as saying in the article.  Harrison, whose efforts to promote cricket among American youth have won him the top prize from ICC Americas in 2010, was stinging in his criticism of the status quo.

"Rather than prop up a dysfunctional, unpopular body saddled with crushing debt that cannot act in the best interests of American cricket, the ICC should do the right thing and let us begin again, and if the ICC won't get on the right side of the debate, then the USA should just do it without them.

In response, both ICC and USACA admitted to problems but maintained that cricket was heading in a new direction.  Tim Anderson, ICC's Global Development Manager, told ESPNcricinfo that USACA was now putting in place the changes required to progress.  "To the USACA Board's credit, it has recognised that change is needed for the game to move forward more purposefully, and over the past year this has led to the appointment of a new CEO, the implementation of an independent governance review and the development of a new strategy and staffing structure that has a focus on both improving performance and growing participation.  For his part, Darren Beazley, CEO of USACA, said a lot of progress had been made over the last six months.

American Cricket Federation, an organization that counts among its members several leagues that were disenfranchised by USACA, asked more questions in a press release issued on August 30th.  "While commending the article for reading by all U.S. cricketers, the ACF prefers to look forward rather than adding its comments on a universally accepted and historic perspective," the ACF release noted, adding that "The formation of the ACF itself was motivated by similar terminal frustration."

Among the questions raised by ACF's Steering Committee:

  • Where has been the wider national debate among U.S. cricketers about the right development model for US cricket?
  • Where is the democratic representation of the everyday U.S. cricketer?
  • Why was it so easy for the ACF to define and gain public approval for its Constitution and its forthcoming election process?
  • How is it that the ACF can organize annual National T20 inter-league tournaments, support youth cricket, and sponsor a major Women’s tournament with international participation, and all without ICC funding? Does U.S. cricket need foreign funding? Does it need just more promises?

The media release also noted that the ACF 2013 Annual National Inter-League T20 Tournament would be held in Orlando, Florida, October 12-14, 2013.  The tournament will be hosted by the Florida Cricket Conference and played at Silver Star Park and Eagles Nest Park in West Orlando, Fl.

The organization also said that Elections would be held for Board and Advisory & Judiciary Committee in December, 2013 after which the currently governing Steering Committee will disband en bloc.  All league, club and individual members of good standing will be entitled to nominate candidates and vote.  ACF noted that a cut-off date for new members to receive a voting privilege will be announced shortly as mandated by audit and voter publication provisions under the ACF Constitution.

 
Recent USA Stories
  USA Cricket: USA U17 team at ICC U17 Development Tournament
  USA Cricket: USACA misses ratification deadline
  USA Cricket: USACA National T20 Championship is a damp squib
  USA Cricket: USACA bungles along towards National Championships
  USA Cricket: USACA calls special general meeting to ratify constitutional changes
More...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AFFILIATED COMMUNITIES
Write to us to find out how your club or league can get the benefits of being an affiliate of the DreamCricket League platform.

DreamCricket.com runs an Academy that is an affiliate of the USA Cricket Association (USACA).
 
PAVILION SHOP
DREAMCRICKET ACADEMY
NEWS
COMMUNITY
FANTASY CRICKET
MORE GAMES
FULLTOSS
RSS
 
 
 
 
 
 
  About Us  |   Dreamcricket in the Media  |   Event Management  |   Disclaimer © 2014 DreamCricket.com