USA Cricket has outlined the provisional timeline for the national governing body’s delayed Board elections.
USA Cricket approved a resolution last month to delay the elections, with a membership portal planned to be launched.
The portal was launched earlier this month and is expected to be rolled out over the coming weeks.
A Nominating and Governance Committee, appointed in September, has now approved a provisional timeline for the election.
The Committee has provisionally determined that the cut-off date for membership to be eligible to vote in the upcoming Board election would be February 15.
“We are conscious of the community interest in the USA Cricket Board elections and want to ensure that the process is carried out in a fair and responsible fashion and overseen in an independent manner,” said Jagan Jagannathan, chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
“To that end, we have designed a provisional timeline, which responds to the desire on all sides to have these elections concluded as soon as possible.
“Whilst the start of the process has been delayed by a few weeks, we acknowledge the importance of a fully functioning membership portal, both for the cricket community and to support the smooth and efficient management of the upcoming election process.
“As in previous years, the Nominating and Governance Committee will be providing regular updates to the community throughout the election process, and we will review and reiterate the timetable and cut-off date as the membership launch reaches its final phases.”
Under the provisional timeline a call for nominations for the three constituent director seats will be made on February 3, the same date the preliminary list of female players eligible to vote will be posted and election details finalised.
The deadline for nominations will fall on February 14, one day prior to the cut-off date for people to join USA Cricket and have a paid membership fee, which will make them eligible to vote in the election.
The eligible candidates and preliminary list of voting members will be released on February 25.
Voting members will be made official on March 17, with ballots issued two days later.
Ballots should be cast by March 29, with an independent audit of the final results held on March 30 and 31.
The election result will be announced on March 31, provided no run-off is required.