Big boost for USA
The USA Cricket Association have signed a deal with Centrex International that is worth $10 million over the next 10 years. The agreement will see Centrex receive exclusive sponsorship, broadcast, media, promotional and merchandise rights in return for helping to build the infrastructure of US cricket.
Perhaps the most significant impact of the deal will be the possibility of the USA hosting one-day internationals as soon as 2008. The games which will take place in either Florida, Los Angeles or New York would see all income ploughed back into the game, which would be a huge boost for the USACA, especially if they can have India or Pakistan play.