New Zealand gets $1.8m from ICC

Dubai, Jan 31: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) was allocated $1.8 million by the International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday for next three years to develop the sport in the country.

The fund comes from ICC’s Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme which is aimed at developing more competitive teams among Full Members and Associate/Affiliate Members.

ICC also confirmed at their board meeting which concluded here Thursday that their annual conference will be held in London in June following the Champions Trophy, which will be held in England and Wales.

ICC chief executive David Richardson said: “We had a constructive meeting in which many wide ranging subjects affecting international cricket were thoroughly discussed and those discussions will continue through the future ICC board meetings as well as the ICC chief executives’ committee.”

IANS