The Netherlands cricket board (KNCB) has outlined how it intends to spend the money it has been awarded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) under its Targeted And Performance Programme (TAPP).
Netherlands, along with Zimbabwe will receive $1.5 million over the next three years as part of an ICC programme to increase the number of teams playing competitive international cricket at the highest level.
The money awarded to the Netherlands will be split into five areas: increased international matches, increased regional and domestic cricket, greater support for players, programmes and events, increased support for the national team staffing to the 2015 World Cup and pathway support for the best young players in Dutch cricket.
"Firstly I would like to thank ICC for bestowing such confidence in us over the next 3 years," Chief Executive Richard Cox said.
"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."
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