USACA to seek technical support from Full Member boards
Sun, Oct 11, 2009 9:33 PM
United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) is keen to seek technical support from Test playing nations as part of its scheme to develop cricket in the country and eventually attain Test status in the next five to seven years.
Senior Vice President, Nabeel Ahmed, said: "Full Member boards are technically sound because of ample presence of officials in the field of coaching, umpiring and other departments of the game and we will like to acquire their services to consolidate our existing cricket structure," he said.
USACA has hired the services of nearly six Full Member umpires annually to stand in league matches, besides hiring coaches to improve the coaching standards in USA.
Regarding the structure of USA cricket, he said the board has implemented its cricket development plan in schools to motivate the youth to take up cricket as a sport.
"Today our cricket activities at an early level are being attended by 60 percent native students and 40 percent expatriates from different origins and we are confident that we will be making a rapid progress in next five years to give cricket the status of a major sport in USA," he added.