Scotland Cricket Captain Kyle Coetzer Calls Lack Of Funding 'Concerning'
Scotland national cricket team captain Kyle Coetzer said that he knows he would be "looking for a job" were it not for his additional income streams, according to Luke Norman of the BBC. He said, "Guys need to be able to make a living out the game, it's concerning. It's all about finding enough funds to stay in the game." Scotland's top cricketers "are on central contracts but the level of funding is often not enough," according to Coetzer. He said of the cash that comes from the Int'l Cricket Council and sponsorship Cricket Scotland raises, "It almost seems to be a stop-gap at the moment. ... If I didn't have at least two different avenues of income, I think I would be looking for a job elsewhere -- I have got a young family to look after." Coetzer runs Zeus Cricket, an equipment company, with his older brother Shaun. He is "also the club pro for Benwell Hill Cricket Club and is the player-coach" for Regional Pro Series side Caledonian Highlanders (BBC, 9/13).