KNCB delighted by ICC TAPP grant

Thu, Oct 11, 2012 1:18 PM

The International Cricket Council (ICC ) today announced that Cricket Netherlands (KNCB) will be receiving 1.5 million US dollars over next three years from the ICC's TAPP Programme, as a result of the recent bidding process to the ICC's F&CA Committee in Sri Lanka.

CEO Richard Cox said today: "Firstly I would like to thank ICC for bestowing such confidence in us over the next 3 years. Secondly to the ICC staff and officials for their help and support in the bid as well as my own KNCB staff in particular Alex de la Mar and coach Peter Drinnen, as well as Ed van Nierop (team manager).

“It has been a long and at time complex process to have the vision and dexterity to put a bid together such as this and at the same time incorporate our key stakeholders such as ABN Amro and the National Olympic & Sports Committee NOC*NSF amongst many others. Hours of work have gone into this and now we can look forward to the next three years with some confidence re the infrastructure of our organisation and our performance pathways for players," said Cox.

The successful bid intends to cover the following areas in the men’s game:
• Increased International Match Play
• Increased Regional/Domestic Cricket in the Netherlands
• Greater support for players and programmes and events
• Increased support for the National Team staffing to the 2015 World Cup.
• Pathway support for the best young players in Dutch Cricket

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