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KNCB extends contract Ryan Campbell

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The KNCB and national men’s XI coach Ryan Campbell have agreed to a 1,5 year extension of his contract. The first four-year agreement would expire on March 31, 2021. The new contract runs until 30 September 2022.

In his 4-year stint Campbell has booked some fantastic results with the team. Under his guidance the team qualified for the CWC Super League by winning the WCL Championship in December 2017. Campbell also reached the ICC Twenty20 World Cup, planned for Australia in 2020, now shifted to India in 2021.

With his new contract, Campbell will now coach the squad during the T20 World Cup in October/November 2021 in India, and during the full CWC Super League series. Netherlands starts this series with thre matches vs Ireland on Wednesday 2nd, Friday 4th and Monday 7th June 2021 on home soil, and will play its last round of Super League matches vs Pakistan in the summer of 2021.

Next to these achievements Campbell kept an eagle-eye on the many talented young cricketers in the country. He selected quite a few of these talents for the national squad, and also formed a national Academy for young top players. They had plenty of opportunities to prove themselves in both 50-over and T20 matches for the national XI, and in the internal national Pro Series. Quite a few grabbed these chances to prove themselves. Campbells ambitions haven’t stopped there, he is still aiming for more and better development of Dutch cricketers.

Campbell is very happy he can continue on this road: “2020 was an extremely tough year for Dutch Cricket and the world as a whole. I’m delighted that the KNCB have seen it fit that I continue on our journey together. I feel we still have unfinished business and can’t wait to begin the Super League and compete at the T20 World Cup. Our youngsters are ready to roll and our experienced players are jumping out of their skin to get back on the park and I’m extremely happy to be the one guiding them”

High Performance manager Roland Lefebvre: “The KNCB is very happy to announce they have agreed terms with Ryan to extend his contract by an additional 1,5 years. Over the last 4 years, Ryan has done an amazing job with the National team and youngsters coming through. There are more players pushing for a position than ever before. The extension will allow Ryan to oversee the whole? the Super League series which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The last series against Pakistan is scheduled to be played in the summer of 2022