Karachi: The recent Twenty20 matches, in Fort Lauderhill Florida, between India and the West Indies are widely seen as a huge catalyst to pave the way for cricket development in the United States of America however, at the same time, it somewhat dented the unity amongst the members of the suspended home cricket board, the USA Cricket Association (USACA).
A few weeks prior to the couple of India-West Indies T20 games, at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Fort Lauderhill, the International Cricket Council (ICC) held a meeting with directors of the suspended governing body, the USACA and a representative of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) however a well-placed source revealed that all the USACA directors were not on the same wavelength regarding the proposal. “Nine USACA directors and the president Gladstone Dainty were on the conference call with the ICC chief executive David Richardson and the WICB representative.
At least two of the USACA directors expressed their grievances during the conversation and did not vote in favour of sanctioning the T20 international matches between India and the West Indies in Florida”, the source said
“The matter was to put the revenue share of the USACA in black and white, which was not accepted during the conference”, the source claimed
The USACA was suspended, for a year, in mid 2015 and during the recent ICC meeting the suspension was extended for another year.