ACF Presentation at CC Morris Library & Museum

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Avinash Varma, President of WMCB was part of the panel that presented the ACF's (American Cricket Federation) vision and mission to the members of the C. C. Morris Library & Museum during their 2013 AGM on Sunday, March 10th at the Haverford College Campus. Avinash Varma is one of the founding members of the ACF and is a member of the steering group that is currently guiding the activities of the new organization. He was accompanied by ACF's other steering committee members, John Aaron, Mike Thomas and Avinash Gaje. ACF is planning similar presentations across the country to help spread ACF's message of transparency, inclusiveness, and fairness and move the game forward in the United States.

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ACF Presentation at CC Morris Library & Museum

  1. 1. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION United States of America A Way American Cricket Federation…A Way Forward!
  2. 2. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION ACF PRESENTATION Annual General Meeting of the C.C. Morris Library & Museum Philadelphia, PA ACF PRESENTERS Mike Thomas Avinash Gaje Avinash Varma John Aaron Sunday, March 10, 2013 American Cricket Federation… A Way Forward!
  3. 3. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION ACF PRESENTERS Introductions US Cricket Today John L. Aaron ACF Advisory Committee Member Former USACA Executive Secretary Advisory Board Member – American College Cricket Member Cricket Hall of Fame, Hartford, CT US Cricket Problems Today Avinash Varma President Washington Metropolitan Cricket Board ACF Steering Committee Member US Soft Ball Cricket Avinash Gaje President New Jersey Soft Ball Cricket League ACF Steering Committee MemberUS Cricket Solutions – The ACF Vision…A Way Forward! Mike Thomas ACF Treasurer and Steering Committee Member Member United States Youth Cricket Association
  4. 4. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATIONCricket…it’s an international language!
  5. 5. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION • US Cricket Today • US Cricketing Problems Today • US Cricket Solution – The ACF Vision…A Way Forward!
  6. 6. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION US CRICKET TODAY John L. Aaron
  7. 7. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION US CRICKET TODAYUSACA All in one calendar year!
  8. 8. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION US CRICKET TODAY
  9. 9. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION 1886 - West Indies in Philadelphia
  10. 10. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION PROPOSED SIX ACF CRICKET ZONES & REGIONSZone 1: Region 1AlaskaWashingtonMontanaOregonIdahoWyomingNevadaNorthern California (break at Bakersfield)
  11. 11. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION PROPOSED SIX ACF CRICKET ZONES & REGIONSZone 1: Region 2Southern CaliforniaUtahColoradoArizonaNew MexicoHawaii
  12. 12. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION PROPOSED SIX ACF CRICKET ZONES & REGIONSZone 2: Region 3North DakotaSouth DakotaNebraskaMinnesotaIowaWisconsinIllinoisMichiganIndianaOhioKentucky
  13. 13. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION PROPOSED SIX ACF CRICKET ZONES & REGIONSZone 2: Region 4KansasOklahomaTexasMissouriArkansasLouisianaTennesseeMississippiAlabamaGeorgiaFlorida
  14. 14. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION PROPOSED SIX ACF CRICKET ZONES & REGIONSZone 3: Region 5MaineVermontNew YorkPennsylvaniaNew HampshireMassachusettsRhode IslandConnecticut
  15. 15. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION PROPOSED SIX ACF CRICKET ZONES & REGIONSZone 3: Region 6New JerseyDelawareMarylandWest VirginiaVirginiaNorth CarolinaSouth Carolina
  16. 16. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION HARDBALL CRICKET 2012 ACF INTRA-LEAGUE T20 CHAMPIONS! Southern California Cricket Association
  17. 17. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION WHO’S INVOLVED IN CRICKET IN THE US 54 950 - 1100 CLUBS 20,000 - 25,000 PLAYERSLEAGUES 15,000,000 - 20,000,000 CRICKET FANS
  18. 18. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION SOFTBALL CRICKET 2012 ACF INTRA-LEAGUE T20 CHAMPIONS! Southern California Cricket Association 2012 NEW JERSEY SOFTBALL DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONS Woodlot Cricket Club
  19. 19. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION SOFT BALL CRICKET (Non-traditional leather ball cricket) A GROWING PHENOMENONPhiladelphia to Houston to Virginia to Oregon to San Francisco and everywhere in between. 100 TENNIS BALL CRICKET LEAGUES 70 TAPE BALL CRICKET LEAGUES 20 SOFT BALL CRICKET LEAGUES (Underarm) SPREAD ACROSS 40-50 CITIES WITH 30,000 PLAYERS!
  20. 20. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION SOFTBALL CRICKET 2012 NEW JERSEY SOFTBALL DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONS De Ghumake
  21. 21. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION PROBLEMS IN US CRICKET TODAY Cultural barriers Big country Lack of a coherent national vision No clearly defined path for aspiring and talentedplayers to go from local to national levels Poor governance
  22. 22. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION CRICKET IN THE US TODAY Organized Chaos Well-organized at local levels  Lack of a national vision Clubs and leagues in all major metro areas  Poor governance from the top Self-regulated and self-sustained  No clear path from local to national levels  Limited interaction between leagues
  23. 23. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATIONACF’s VISION AND FOUNDING PRINCIPLESA Unity of US Leagues, Clubs and Players Dedicated to CricketDevelopment for the Benefit of All Inclusiveness – Men, Women, College, Youth, hardball and Softball Transparency – Open Communication of Plans, Events and Strategies Honesty & Integrity – In the Representation of the US Cricket Community Representation – The Voice of All Cricket Stakeholders for Direction Fairness – In All Dealings for the Benefit of All Stakeholders Value-Added – For All Members in their Own Fields
  24. 24. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION Dissatisfaction – Disillusion – Frustration by Stakeholders ACF’s First Meeting Q3 ACF’s Philosophy Developed through Advisory Committee2012 Formation of ACF Committees ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Start Draft of ACF Constitution ACF Web Site Launched Q3 ACF Incorporated in State of Maryland2012 2012 ACF Intra-league Tournament – A Huge Success ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ACF Draft Constitution Offered for Public Comment Q1 ACF Membership Benefits Defined2013 2013 ACF Men’s, Women’s & Softball Tournaments Being Planned ACF Constitution Formally Adopted ACF Documentation, Publicity and Membership Drive launched
  25. 25. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATIONTOGETHER WE CAN ACHIEVE…ONLY IF WE BELIEVE!
  26. 26. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION United States of AmericaACF – Not Wayward …A Way Forward!
  27. 27. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION CRICKET, LOVELY CRICKET! 2012 ACF Intra-league Finals – Woodley Park, California
  28. 28. AMERICAN CRICKET FEDERATION A SOLID FOUNDATION • Uphold and promote cricket’s values of transparency, inclusiveness and fairness • Encourage the effective participation of all members• Provide representation for all American cricket constituencies • Create value-added services to leagues, clubs and individual cricketers alike• Nurture effective coordination of player and fan development • Implement checks and balances to ensure that the ACF remains “of US cricket, for US cricket”

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