ECB Provides Financial Boost to European Cricket

By Community | June 18, 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have given a financial boost to ICC Europe and the Associate/Affiliate members by increasing their cash support to a record £480,000 in 2014.

In addition to this cash support, ECB will invest in coaching programmes to support the members of coaching associations amongst the 5,000 active coaches now qualified in Europe outside of England and Wales.

The Associate and Affiliate Members of ICC Europe are supported by the ECB Regional Training Team and the Howzat coaching resource has been translated to support the continued expansion of cricket throughout the continent.

To underpin the proposed new opportunities being offered for High Performing Associates and Affiliates by the changes within ICC, ECB is providing the resource to qualify 22 European coaches on the Level 3 programme and 15 coaches on the Level 4 programme.

CB Chief Executive David Collier commented: “ECB has been excited to see the excellent progress made in the expansion of cricket throughout Europe and by European Teams in global events.

“The participation of both Scotland and Ireland in the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup reflects well on the leadership of cricket in Europe and the number of active coaches in Europe will further expand the game’s participation in future years.”