In perhaps the biggest milestone to date, USA Cricket’s inaugural Board of Director elections begin tomorrow, July 20th at 1pm PT and close at 11:59pm PT on July 29th. These elections, which will engage nearly 5,700 voters across the U.S. cricket community, will elect the seven constituent seats with the results expected to be announced in early August.
The constituent seats comprise of three individual directors, one league director, one club director, one female and one male player director. The list of candidates for the above seats as well as their candidate statements can be found here. In addition, the final lists of eligible voters can be found here: Individuals, Leagues and Clubs, International Players.
The elections will be conducted electronically to enable as many of the USA Cricket membership to participate. Electionbuddy, a world-class election company that has conducted nearly 28,000 secure and anonymous online elections with a total of more than 5.8 million voters, will run the process on behalf of USA Cricket.
Ballots will be sent to the list of eligible voters, as determined by the Sustainable Foundation Advisory Group (following two transparent peer review processes run during the past couple of months), along with detailed instructions on the voting process. Those detailed instructions and more information can also be found here in an open letter to the USA Cricket membership.
Once the electronic election is complete, the final three seats on the USA Cricket Board will be filled by Independent Directors who are recruited and nominated by the Nominating and Governance Committee and ratified by the seven elected Directors.
The objective is for the full Board to be seated by no later than mid-September. An application for membership in the International Cricket Council (ICC) is expected to be submitted to the ICC by the end of 2018.