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- Court grants motion to dismiss case against USA Cricket
- Board welcomes court order and expresses trust in the process followed by NGC
USA Cricket is pleased to announce that the lawsuit brought by ex-Director (Mr. Sushil Nadkarni) and USAC member (Mr. Ajay Jhamb) against the USA Cricket Board was dismissed in FULL by the District Court of JEFFERSON County, Colorado, on May 11th, 2023.
The court agreed with the arguments by USA Cricket and dismissed the entire lawsuit. The original complaint by the plaintiffs was filed on February 1st, 2023 in the Colorado Court and an initial hearing occurred on February 23rd, 2023 where the court refused to extend a Temporary Restraining Order or impose a Preliminary Injunction.
The lawsuit had a significant impact on the current financial situation of the organization and the court order gives relief to the Board and the entire cricket community who are optimistic to see cricket moving forward in the country.
USA Cricket urges its members and the community to keep their trust and confidence in the NGC and the election process. The USA Cricket Board is currently planning to hold the delayed 2022 elections to become 100% in compliance with their election obligations.
Interim Chair Kuljit-Singh Nijjar remarked, “We at USA Cricket continue to abide by the set constitution and follow it religiously. We are extremely grateful for the court’s decision to dismiss this lawsuit. We welcome the court order and are committed to providing a fair and equal opportunity to any cricket enthusiasts wishing to participate in the election process, in accordance with the set constitution.”
The NGC Chair Vincent Adams expressed, “The NGC welcomes the decision of the court and had been confident of the outcome, as the process followed for the selection of Board candidates was fair, impartial and without fear or favor. We wish to assure the cricket stakeholders that we will remain resolute in our adherence to those principles in the best interest of USA Cricket.”
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USA Cricket is the National Federation for cricket in the United States as recognized by the International Cricket Council. USA Cricket’s mission is to govern, regulate, develop and promote all forms of cricket at all levels in the United States, and to enable U.S. cricketers to achieve sustained competitive excellence and successfully compete in national and international competition. Through a diverse Board of Directors that has representation from most cricket stakeholder groups, USA Cricket will lead the sport to new heights by creating and administering value added programs to grow and develop the sport.