Sanctioning of a domestic cricket event would require that any entity follow the protocols as per the new sanctioning policy published by USA Cricket.

In a press statement regarding the pending sanctioning request for the 2023 Minor League Cricket tournament, USA Cricket interim chair Atul Rai said, “With regards to Ace’s Minor league cricket operations, the USA Cricket and its Board of Directors are taking this matter seriously and they are concerned about the plight of the players and the owners. However, they are equally concerned about the operations of Minor league by ACE without any accountability and its failure to follow the USA Cricket guidelines, not to mention the lack of communication.
USA Cricket has sent a letter to ACE, that includes several questions on Minor League operations by ACE that we hope to get a quick response timely to allow for sanctioning of the event.”

In the meanwhile, to provide full transparency, USA Cricket will host a town hall  this Friday, March 3, 2023, at 8 am PST / 11 am EST to discuss and to understand the various aspects of the operations and how USA Cricket can help the owners and players.


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