New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has been awarded US$ 1.8 million, spread over three years, by the International Cricket Council (ICC) through its Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme (TAPP).
NZC plans to use the money to develop a programme of 'A' team cricket and the development of coaching and sports science expertise.
The TAPP is aimed at developing more competitive teams among Full Members and Associate/Affiliates.
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At the first ICC Board meeting of the year in Dubai, the board also considered a report into the value of domestic Twenty20 cricket, with Chief Executive David Richardson commenting:
"Domestic Twenty20 leagues have provided so many opportunities for players and officials alike as well as entertaining large domestic crowds.
"A workable and balanced international playing calendar is key to the sustainability of the game. We also need to ensure that cricket is played in a corruption-free environment. The ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) is doing some great work in this regard.
"All Boards should be complimented on the progress they have made in putting their own anti-corruption resources in place but this is only the first step. Effective implementation of appropriate programmes and processes together with the timely and effective investigation and prosecution of all reported incidents is also crucial."
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