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United States of America to have a new board, ICC outlines process for formation

We do not take the expulsion of any member lightly: ICC Chief Executive

USA cricket community
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International Cricket Council (ICC) has recently drafted a new board which would overlook at the cricketing functions in the country till the time the new board is actually formed. The decision was taken at the meeting held yesterday. The previous cricketing board of the United States of America was expelled.

Earlier on Thursday, the Council decided to dissolve the United States of America Cricket Association. The move to expel the association came in the aftermath of Dispute Resolution Committee hearing which concluded last week. Further, a USA Roadshow will be held in the country which would ensure the entire cricketing community in the USA gets to know about the plans in place for the smooth running of the game in the country.

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That said, the Council has allowed cricketers to take part in various leagues under ICC event structures in order to not penalize the cricketers and for the sport to flourish in the country. ICC chief executive David Richardson remarked about the expulsion of the cricket board and it is understood that they do not take any such move lightly.

What’s next for cricket in the USA

“We do not take the expulsion of any member lightly, but we have been through a robust two-year process to reach this point with the full support of all of our members,” quoted the Chief Executive of ICC according to Cricbuzz.

“Our focus now is on getting a new governing body incorporated and up and running as soon as we can. I am grateful to the Sustainable Foundation Advisory Group for their continued support and commitment to the unification of the cricket community in the USA.” continued Richardson. ”

“They will now provide guidance in the transition period. All USA cricket teams will continue to play and will be focused on qualification for both the men’s and women’s World T20 and the Under 19 Cricket World Cup,” ended the Chief Executive of ICC. It would be interesting to see the future of cricket of United States of America henceforth.

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