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News: KNCB’s grand plans…

CricketEurope had an article recently talking about the steps that KNCB is thinking of taking. The article is available here

There is talk of a seperate “Pakistan Cricket League”? Because there is too much tension between the “2 cultures of Dutch cricket”? Where is this “talk” emnating from? The Pakistani community or the Dutch community?

This is strange stuff. What is the Pakistan Cricket League going to achieve? Its not like there can be a Dutch Pakistani team playing ODI! They are better off integrating with the main league. Seperate clubs are ok if they really have an issue, but there is no point in not playing with the indegenous clubs.

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  1. December 7, 2007 at 5:17 am

    Some time ago, KNCB mentioned that they plan to increase the playing numbers in Netherlands by 20%. If it was Scotland, then 20% would have meant 4K new players. But in the context of Netherlands, this number was only 1K. Now they seem to have reduced even that number and are saying that their new target is 200 new players per year. And they wish to create 5 more clubs by the end of 2008.

    Netherlands, in many ways, is behaving like an affiliate. It always amazed me how Germany, Italy and Finland could achieve better junior involvement numbers every year than KNCB. After all, KNCB funds are not a lot, but much more than these other countries, 1 of which is an affiliate.

    Bermuda and Netherlands have pretty much the same playing numbers. Bermuda however cannot do anything about it, but Netherlands could and should have. They have either been unable to do so becuase of the lethargy of the clubs/administration, or because the Dutch simply dont want to play cricket. Their development structure is very good, especially their age level development, which is why they are able to rub shoulders with the top associates despite stagnating playing numbers. But I always thought that their main hurdle was the lack of playing numbers, especially at the junior levels. They have simple not done anything in that regard in the last 2.5 years.

  2. Rich B
    December 7, 2007 at 9:08 am

    What a stupid idea about having a separate Pakistani league – it seems people are missing the spirit not just of cricket but of sport in general.

  3. Art
    December 8, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    Hmmm I am not quite sure how to say this. having umpired a few Pakistani membership teams in a few countries I can understand why they might want a separate league in the Netherland. I’ll say no more at present.

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