ICC President Mr Sharad Pawar visits KNCB

Mon, May 28, 2012 4:51 PM

ICC President Mr Sharad Pawar visits KNCB
This week saw the planned visit of the ICC President Mr Sharad Pawar to the Netherlands to meet the Executive Officers of the KNCB.

Cricket is currently going through some key changes at international level with the publication of the Woolf Report which outlines some 65 changes to the World Game many of which affect Dutch Cricket.

KNCB CEO Richard Cox, Cricket and Finance Operations Manager Alex de la Mar together with Interim Board Chairman Jacques Mulders met with Mr Pawar to discuss a number of items including:

-The Woolf Report implications
-The Morgan Report
-Crickets Participation in the Olympics
-Full Member Status of Associate Nations and the current funding position amongst many things

CEO Richard Cox said today, "it is some time since the KNCB has been able to attract the President of the ICC to these shores and the time is now right for us to table a number of our aspirations for Cricket here and there is no better forum to do that than face-to-face with Mr Pawar," said Cox.

"It will then be followed with the visit of Richard Done, ICC High Performance Manager to Holland the following week and then the ICC AGM in June. We have a number of ongoing matters to discuss as well as new initiatives to take the sport forward in the Netherlands and creating these links and relationships is a vital way of communicating our messages and intentions and then following it up with the appropriate administration and support to grow the game.

"We are seeking to follow in the footsteps of many other High Performance Countries who have already stated their aspirations by following a course of strategic communications including our application for the new ICC TAPP Funding Programme and a 5 year plan for Cricket Netherlands. We are very much looking forward to the series of planned meetings and some positive outcomes and already the visit of Mr Pawar has opened further doors to streghten our Cricket both here and in India," concluded Cox.

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