Marathe to serve three-year term after delays to USA Cricket elections

Incumbent USA Cricket board chairman Paraag Marathe has retained his position as an independent director and will serve a second term in the role after being approved by the rest of the board of directors, according to a press release from the governing body.

“I am honoured to continue my role as an independent director for USA Cricket and chair of the board as we continue to build on the significant, foundational progress made over the last two years in collaboration with my colleagues and the wider community,” Marathe said. “There is no doubt that the last 12 months have been a very challenging period, not just for USA Cricket, but the world as a whole.

“I remain confident that the developments we have made off the field, where we have navigated the continued uncertainties of the Covid-19 landscape, will enable us to make great progress on the field in 2021 and deliver upon our key priorities. I am especially pleased to see the plans coming together for the staging of National Championships in each of the men’s and women’s senior and U19 categories for the first time ever, and being able to deliver a full calendar of cricketing activity across the board this year.”

USA have not played any international cricket since returning from an ODI tri-series in Nepal in February 2020. They were due to host Scotland and UAE in April 2020 for an ODI tri-series in Florida but the series was postponed in one of the first set of fixtures to be affected during the Covid pandemic. ODI tours of Oman and PNG that were slated for March and May have also been postponed, forcing the cancelation of a training camp USA Cricket had organised ahead of the scheduled tours.