ICC statement on USYCA donation

Fri, Jun 14, 2013 12:58 PM

The International Cricket Council (ICC) wishes to advise that it has not provided a donation to the United States Youth Cricket Association (USYCA), as was reported by the USYCA on June 12.

An administrative error resulted in funds from the ICC Americas regional office, meant for the USA Cricket Association (USACA), being sent to the USYCA. USACA is the governing body for cricket, and the ICC's Member, in the United States.

ICC Americas has apologized to both the USYCA and USACA for this confusion which is now being rectified.

As part of its global Development strategy (click here), the sustainable growth and improvement of domestic participation programmes in emerging cricket nations is a key priority of the ICC. This focus has resulted in participation numbers in ICC's Associate and Affiliate Members increasing from 500,000 to over 900,000 since 2010.

This strategic objective is shared by USACA, who, together with ICC, has recently committed resources to the implementation of a joint participation programme pilot in the US.

This pilot project will commence in the coming months, with further information about it to be released in due course.

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