Thursday 14 March 2013 

Targeted Assistance Programme

Targeted Assistance Programme
Targeted Assistance Programme
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The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have finalised Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme (TAPP) agreements with the ICC this week, guaranteeing a significant boost to the high performance programmes of both cricket boards.

WICB has been awarded US$3 million over the next three years under this targeted initiative, which is aimed at developing more competitive teams at the higher levels of international cricket. The funding will supplement an increased investment by the WICB in its high performance programme, providing enhanced support to the current elite players and future generations of talent.

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WICB President, Dr Julian Hunte, in Barbados to witness the Test match between West Indies and Zimbabwe, said: “We are delighted to be signing a TAPP agreement with the ICC, and are grateful for this enhanced support to help WICB achieve our high performance objectives.  We have started to make progress on the field over the past year and this support will allow us to build on that by investing more resources than ever in the development of emerging talent in the West Indies.”