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ICC suspends United States membership

Sat, Jun 27, 2015, 04:12 PM
Bridgetown (Barbados), June 27: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board, exercising its power under Article 2.7 of the ICC's Articles of Association, has unanimously decided to suspend the membership of the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) with immediate effect.

The decision was made after very careful consideration of the findings set out in a recently constituted Review Group report to the ICC Board on the status and activities of USACA -- a comprehensive document based on inputs from over 100 stakeholders, including USACA -- and followed a meeting with USACA representatives during the ICC Annual Conference.

The Review Group in its report expressed "significant concerns about the governance, finance, reputation and cricketing activities of USACA".

The suspension means that USACA will not be entitled to receive any ICC funding nor will it be entitled to determine whether cricket matches and events staged in the US should have the status of approved or disapproved cricket. Instead, the ICC will make that determination.
Agency: IANS

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