Cricket in the USA – moving towards its potential
With USA players in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft this year and Florida hosting CPL fixtures and the National Squad also playing in the WINDIES Super50 Cup this season, cricket is finally coming home again in America.
Also in August this year, the inaugural USA Cricket Board of Directors was constituted with three Independent Directors, following a recommendation from the independent Nominating and Governance Committee; the three positions were approved by the Constituent Directors. The three Independent Directors are: Catherine Carlson, Senior Vice President Corporate Partnerships and Premium Activation, Orlando Magic; Paraag Marathe, President of 49ers Enterprises and Executive Vice President of Football Operations, San Francisco 49ers and Rohan Sajdeh, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson commented: “USA Cricket now has a governance structure and a high calibre Board that we believe positions the organization well to achieve its enormous potential. A successful U.S. cricket administration is great for world cricket and we are delighted with the quality of board candidates who have been selected from an incredibly impressive field and we think the global game will benefit from their expertise.”
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The USA is currently involved in the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 in Oman and if they win here, they have the roadmap to compete in the 2023 Cricket World Cup.
USA Fixtures in Oman –
Saturday, 10 November – USA v Uganda, OC Turf 1; Oman v Singapore, OC Turf 2
Monday, 12 November – Kenya v USA, OC Turf 1; Denmark v Singapore, OC Turf 2
Friday, 16 November – USA v Uganda, OC Turf 1; Kenya v Singapore, OC Turf 2
Monday, 19 November – Singapore v USA, OC Turf 1
Cricket is finally coming home to the USA and with it, the potential to qualify for ICC world events.
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