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ESPNcricinfo reported earlier today that USACA High Performance Manager, Andy Pick, had submitted his resignation after less than 100 days on the job.
Pick took the role in August and was expected to bring in structures and processes for player development. "USACA is extremely pleased to have the support of an experienced cricket administrator such as Andy Pick to provide a dedicated focus on establishing the correct structures and processes to ensure USACA identifies and develops talent, wherever talented men and women reside across the country," USACA CEO Darren Beazley noted at the time of Pick's appointment.
"His intimate knowledge of cricket in the USA and of our playing lists will be very important, particularly as our men's team commences preparation for the ICC T20 Qualifer in Dubai in November."
Pick did not last until November.
It is the continuing failure on USACA's part to adhere to a process which turned out to be the last straw. "There are still people holding things back and affecting the way that things need to be done," Pick told ESPNcricinfo.
USACA, after submitting a 15 man squad and notifying the players about the tour, sought a special exemption from the ICC and made some late-changes to the squad. ESPNcricinfo reported that Fahad Babar and Ritesh Kadu may have been dropped from the squad and Imran Awan and Barrington Bartley were named in their place. Neither of them had been invited to the original 15-man camp in Florida.
Upon hearing that Fahad Babar was left out, friends took to the social media to express disappointment. Babar was one of two players to reach 50 in last week's practice, and his non-selection was unexpected. Fortunately for Babar, he was subsequently reinstated in the team after Steve Massiah became unavailable due to work commitments.
Interestingly, the latest USACA shenanigans coincided even as USACA CEO and ICC Global Development Manager were conducting meetings with USACA members to discuss TSE's Governance Review.