ICC Agenda for final day of meeting

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today outlined the process for the incorporation of a new governing body for cricket in the USA and confirmed all cricket activities should continue during the transition period following the expulsion of the USA Cricket Association from ICC membership.

The Sustainable Foundation Advisory Group comprising representatives from across the cricketing family in the USA, will work alongside the ICC Americas team incorporating a USA project team to oversee the sport whilst a new entity is created and a Board appointed.

A new membership data base incorporating the whole cricket community in the USA will now be developed which will provide the basis of the electorate that will vote for the new Board in early 2018. Individuals, clubs and leagues will be represented in the membership ensuring it is reflective of the whole sport in the USA.

A transparent election process will be developed concurrently and the voting will be overseen by an independent body. A Nominating and Governance Committee will also be appointed to help identify suitable Independent directors with a view to the new Board being established to run USA Cricket no later than April 2018. The new Governing Body will then need to be recognised by the ICC at next year’s Full Council meeting.

A USA roadshow will be conducted to give the whole cricket community in the USA the opportunity to hear more about the plans about the future of the sport and to engage in the process.

The ICC Board has exercised its discretion to allow all USA cricket teams to remain in their current positions in the various ICC event structures so players are not penalized and the sport can continue to grow and not have its development set back by a number of years.