News International – ICC rep defends USA cricket registration process

NEW YORK: ICC Americas USA project manager Eric Parthen has taken a positive outlook on the raw data of USA Cricket’s membership drive ahead of the sign-up deadline to be able to vote in this year’s inaugural elections.

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  • ICC rep defends USA cricket registration process NEW YORK: ICC Americas USA project manager Eric Parthen has taken a positive outlook on the raw data of USA Cricket’s membership drive ahead of the sign-up deadline to be able to vote in this year’s inaugural elections.
  • This, despite the overall numbers being well below the membership base of the ICC’s former member board in America, the USA Cricket Association (USACA), at its peak.
  • “When we realised there were challenges, we built in extra steps in the process.
  • When asked how he would characterise the number of voting-eligible sign-ups – 5500 individual members, 22 leagues and 151 clubs – Parthen said he was “excited” by the turnout even though USACA’s most recently documented senior membership base in the 2014 ICC data census included more than 15,000 players.
  • Despite some calls for the deadline to be considered voting-eligible to be extended after some hiccups in the process, Parthen said USA Cricket will not be extending the registration deadline.


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