ICC Confirms Scope Of Targeted Support With Scotland, Netherlands
Cricket Scotland and Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB) have become the second and third members of the Int'l Cricket Council, respectively, to finalize a Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme agreement this week in Dubai. Cricket Scotland and KNCB have each been awarded $1.5M over the next three years under this targeted initiative, which is aimed at developing more competitive teams at the higher levels of int'l cricket. The award will be provided through to '15, and will be used to help Cricket Scotland with a number of initiatives aimed at continuing the substantial development work being carried out throughout Scotland, which has seen both the profile of the sport grow significantly. In the Netherlands, the award will be used to help KNCB facilitate increased int'l fixtures; increase domestic cricket; provide pathway support for talented youth; and provide greater support to players, programs and events. Further TAPP awards have been provided to the cricket boards of New Zealand, West Indies and Zimbabwe (ICC).