On July 19, having received the affirmation of an 11th affiliate organization, the United States Youth Cricket Association announced that its first constitution had been ratified. The foundational document required that two-thirds of its 16 affiliates vote for ratification before the document took effect. The USYCA's first election of officers is now set for August 18, as prescribed by the constitution, with committees to be organized and staffed shortly thereafter.
Interim President Jamie Harrison said, "The ratification of the USYCA constitution represents another significant milestone in our development as America's national youth cricket organization. With this accomplished, we can now address practical issues of governance, and create devices whereby we can maximize our ability to grow youth cricket in the United States. Now it's time to get to work."
The United States Youth Cricket Association (http://usyouthcricket.org) is dedicated to introducing cricket to American children by supporting local youth cricket organizations and by sharing funding, printed and digital resources, and “best practices.” It is also a network of dedicated volunteers who give our time, energy and money to bring cricket to schools. USYCA, working closely with clubs, training facilities and academies, will be a feeder system, supplying a steady flow of new, young cricketers with which to fill their ranks. USYCA is also firmly committed to fully developing women’s cricket by drawing girls into our sport at an early age and shepherding them through to national teams.