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Poised To Stage First ODI Series
….USACA President Dainty
By Orin Davidson
April, 19th, 2010 | 6 Comments
International cricket is closer in reality to being staged in the
United States for the first time.
So says United States of America Cricket Association president Gladstone
Dainty who also stated that Regions are beginning to appreciate the
importance of self reliance rather than wholehearted USACA dependence.
USACA president Gladstone Dainty.
Following the association’s annual general meeting held over
the weekend in Texas, Dainty said negotiations are at an advanced
staged for the series to feature New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
“If you ask me I will be more inclined to say the chances are
greater for it to be staged than not,” said the USACA president
who pointed out that the association is in a much better position
now to benefit financially from the series than it was in earlier
He explained that the association secured the services of a Washington
law firm whose expertise is making a big difference in the negotiations.
USACA and Cricket New Zealand, the ruling body for the sport in that
country, which has a partnership arrangement with the former, are
collaborating to stage the ODI series which would be complimented
by matches between the United States national team and one from the
West Indies territories.
An investor is providing some of the funding and television rights
are shopped around for the games, Dainty added.
The series is slated to be staged at the Broward County stadium in
Florida after the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies which concludes
Dainty who is serving a third term as USACA president disclosed that
New York is leading the way among the country’s regions in running
development programs and acquiring the required resources. He was
high in praise of the PSAL schools program which is highlighted by
a competition that will involve 28 teams this year. The president
said efforts are being made by USACA to intensify the coaching of
teachers who act as instructors for the various schools.
Dainty is however, disappointed that so far no players from those
programs have yet won places in the national Under-15 and Under-19
On the association’s finances, Dainty disclosed that it is far
from satisfactory, adding CEO Don Lockerbie is working on a number
projects outside of the Cricket New Zealand arrangement. One includes
a deal with the NACL group to stage all Twenty20 games involving the
national team in the United States.
Lockerbie, the first full time paid USACA official, has been in office
more than year and contrary to the feeling that he is being paid by
the International Cricket Council (ICC), Dainty explained that the
CEO is being fully remunerated by USACA.
Dainty declined to reveal details of the contract, on whether it is
an open type or time restricted as is the norm in the sports business
or on the value. One source however stated that it is in the six-figure
range and some comment was made about the rewards to USACA, at the
meeting on Saturday.
ended speculation that USACA is about to hire a team of national
coaches full time, stating that the organization is not ready for
such an investment presently. But the president stated there is
a dire need for USACA to give retainer contracts to at six national
team players, given the growing international commitments the country
is required to fulfill in competition.
He added that the United States receives around $300,000 from the
ICC annually which is based on the country’s world ranking
in 50 overs competition. The president pointed out that the country’s
recent promotion to Division four, will not impact its ranking immediately,
as it is reviewed every two years.
Dainty however pointed that the figure is wholly inadequate which
is why among other things, success in competitions is vital, thus
the need to play the best players available regardless of age.
He said Canada receives the maximum subvention of around $1.2 million
based on its high ranking in Division one, but they still have financial
problems although the country gets government assistance along with
Dainty was referring to Canada’s recent decision to withdraw
from staging the 2012 Under-19 World Cup.
Orin Davidson Column Homepage
Dainty, Dainty, Dainty. This word means all good and clean and proper.
This is as close as Gladstone will get to clean and proper, carrying
the surnanme Dainty. Well Gladstone, my friend, you and your croonies
must be salivating that soon there may be an ODI tournament in Florida.
We are all aware that with this tournament will come more money.
This added to the $300,000 from ICC every year. Man, that's lots
of moola. Life is getting better!
For the year 2009, i was made to understand that less than $5000
was spent on the developement of youth cricket. Would you be kind
enough to let the US cricketing public know what amount was spent
on the youths. I am quite sure that with this kind of rumor going
around, that you would want to cleae up things a bit.
I am happy that you are at last looking at PSAL cricket. Yes, PSAL
has been doing its part to develope cricket in New York City. You
said that USACA is "intensifying efforts to train teachers.....".
To intensify is to increase, to make more impact. You haven't even
start this effort, how then can you "intensify" efforts.
Stop babboozing the people who do not know what's happening.
Another you stated tha tit is disapponting that no cricket from
the PSAL program has yet represent the USA in the Under-15 and Under
19 tournaments. Well my friend, I have news for you. Amar Persaud
from Martin Van Buren High School represented the USA Under 15 in
the last ICC Under-15 Tournament in Brooklyn in 2009.
By the wayI dare you and the USACA executive body to give an account
dollar for dollar, of how the $300,000 ICC grant is being spent.
That report will make interesting reading.
Don Lockerbie seems to be travelling quite a bit. Why is paying
his exppenses. Are the expenses being paid from the ICC money? Well
then if it is, then I suppose Dainty and his boys would have the
same privilege to use this money for their travels, also. Hey, we
can always say we went on USACA business!
by Sam Sooppersaud on April 22nd, 2010
I have copies of emails that was sent to certain officials of USACA
about some of the issue you wrote about. In regards to Akeen Dotson
it is a fact that those comments were made not only that, Mr. Masood
made statement along those line on Linden Fraser and Reggie Benjamin
that they will never get a head coaching job for USA even though
these guys are the best and most qualify coaches in this country.
I have a copy of a document that advice USA to stop wasting money
on camps that does not make sense and from the team that went to
Dubai and Nepal evaluate the players and just replacing them with
players they had in reserved which will make it easier for the captain
and coach. Let me say that this suggection along with other very
important advice came from one of the black listed coach. Mr. Davidson
as a reporter you should bring these issue to public. Imagine this
is not the first time that Akeen was pushed aside by the so call
selectors, well we all know that there are no real selection committee.
Where else in the world that the U-19 coach is the national selector
for both teams and chairman of the selection committee? We should
demand that people that was given a job to do has zero conflict
The secretary was asked how many people were interviewed for the
head coaching positions? How many people were interview for the
Physio Therapist positions, how many people where interviewed for
the manager positions and finally The Fitness Trainer Positions?
The anwser is a shocker zero. Talking about qualifications with
USACA the comment was it is not necessary. ICC is not stupid and
its only a matter of time when Don Lockerbie get tired of collecting
$ 120,000 plus traveling expenses and walk away. Well, in this economy
he will be crazy to do that but when the time is right USA will
be back on ICC trouble maker list.
Mr. Hinds I was told by great sources that a few years ago you were
told to head a high performance commitee and come up with a development
plan is that so? well the word on the street was to keep you out
of possible running for office and get Krist Persaud in the mix.
by Rasheed Khan on April 22nd, 2010
ISSUE # 1
Anyone with cricket brains know that Akeem Dodson belongs in a national
squad of 28. Allegations are rampant that he is being victimized
because of a critical article written by his father. There is also
an allegation that a cricket official stated that Akeem Dodson would
never play for the USA while he was in office.
This is a serious matter, which strikes at the very core of the
prejudice, bias and trade offs involved in the selection process.
Any selector, other officials or players who have first hand information
that the statement was made should contact Mr Davidson. I am sure
he will offer you confidentiality. USACA is well aware of the allegations
but has made no public statement,further evidence of the \"lack
Issue # 2
The pending USA trials brings to light the inadequacies of our system.Having
had trials last year and completed two tours, why is USACA back
to 28 players? The better option would have been to evaluate the
performances and decide what changes should be made. If you need
a wicketkeeper, a left arm bowler or a middle order batsmen, then
you should try to identify the best 3 or 4 in the USA and bring
them into a camp for a final evaluation.The money wasted on this
trials would have been better used getting the team to Bermuda a
week before the tournamnet.
As to the rumored selectees, none of the present crop of U/19 players
are ready for the senior team because they have not excelled at
their present level. While we can understand poor performances against
test playing countries, the 2009 WCQ shows that Andy Mohamed batted
9 times for 200 runs with 1 score above 35 (90 vs. Afganistan).
He also has a 100 in the 2009 national senior tournament and a 70
against Australia. Corns made 244 in 9 innings with 1 fifty, Sewdial
made 183 runs in 9 innings with a high score of 46 and Wardley scored
79 runs in 5 innings.
There are many better players who are being overlooked: Karan Ganesh,
Javein Thomas (21) Akeem Dodson (22) Dennis Evans, Nicholas Stanford
(22), Dwayne Smith, Oniel Powell,Alex Kirton (21),Dominic Audin
(22), Duane Nathaniel (23), Akil Khan, Abhemanyu Rajp(24), Mrunal
Patel (23), Nisarg Patel (21) and Romeno Deane (21)for T/20 games.
It is also significant that names of the players for the trials
are beinbg hidden from the public. What is that
by Clifford Hinds on April 21th, 2010
It's ashamed to know that USACA spent only $5,000 on youth development
by Youth Cricket on April 20th, 2010
boy this Dainty. USACA gets 300,000 from ICC and do you know what
Lockerbie is making? Talking to USACA BoD we were told that Lockerbie
is on $200,000 dollars plus expenses and that he flys 1st class
with his girlfriend with US team. Players have told us themselves
that Lockerbie travels with them and that he lives the life..whilst
US cricket is struggling for money and players not getting paid
their dues. Orin please write a story about this bro. You know what
is going on and you needs to get this thing out about how Lockerbie
is skimming that USA cream.
Posted by Chargers NY on April
"Dainty however pointed that the figure is wholly inadequate
which is why among other things, success in competitions is vital,
thus the need to play the best players available regardless of age.\"
fully support this statement, but \"older players\" that
are no longer performing at the highest level should make room for
promising and talented players. I am positive that the various regions
can identify the talented players, not only by \"names\"
Posted by Ricky on April 19th, 2010