ACF Announces Limited Elections in December, 2015
September 28, 2015
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ACF Announces Limited Elections in December, 2015

Term Limits create Automatic Board Retirements, Open for Re-election

  • Candidate Nominations Required By Midnight EDT, October 10h. 2015
  • Voting privileges for Members in Good Standing at October 24th. 2015

The ACF Constitution embodies the latest in governance best practices including term limits, staggered terms, and representation of all stakeholders — players, clubs and leagues, as well as a complementary Advisory and Judiciary Committee (AJ&C). This effectively mandates regular, annual elections for posts as incumbents are thus automatically retired. The staggered nature of these retirements ensures the maintenance of a broad continuity within the Board as a whole.

See attached announcement for more details: ACF_ELECTIONS_DEC_2015_ANNOUNCEMENT

Download the candidate form here: Candidate_Form_Final_2015_elections

Posts up for election are:

  • Board Director-at-Large (four year term) as the initial, staggered 2-year term of the current director, John Aaron, comes to an end, John Aaron being eligible, intends to re-run for this post.
  • Zonal Board Directors (2) for Zone 3 (East) (two year term) as the 2-year terms of the current directors, Ernie Precious and Avinash Varma come to an end, both of whom being eligible, intend to re-run for these posts.
  • Zonal Board Directors (2) for Zone 2 (Central) (two year term) as the 2-year terms of the current directors, Shahid Ahmed and Masaood Yunus come to an end, both of whom being eligible, intend to re-run for these posts.
  • Zonal Board Director (1) for Zone 1 (West) (two year term) made possible by the addition of further member leagues in Zone 1 that permit a second director.
  • Advisory & Judiciary Committee – Hardball League Representative (four year term), a post vacated as representative (Shantha Sunaraveera) was elected as a Zone 1 Board director post in the previous election.
  • Advisory & Judiciary Committee – Softball Representative (four year term).

Applications for nominations are invited for all the above posts. Applicants must be over 18 and U.S. citizens or US permanent residents.  A nomination form is attached.  Candidates will be requested to submit details of their playing, management and committee experience. The deadline for applications is midnight EDT on October 10th. 2015

After audit authentication of Member’s voting eligibility, voting will take place between November 21st, 2015 and December 5th, 2015. In this election, constitutional voting rights are as follows:

  • Board Director-at-Large: All Club and Individual Player Members
  • Zonal Board Directors: Hardball League Members of the respective Zones (1,2,3)
  • AJ&C Hardball Representative: All Hardball League Members
  • A&JC Softball Representative: All Softball League Members

Members eligible to vote must be in good standing, which requires a fully-completed and signed application form and payment of 2015 dues.

All inquiries, queries and candidate nomination forms please to:

Jagan Jagannathan – Election Organizer

jaganj@americancricketfederation.org or ahista@gmail.com

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