ICC cash boost for Ireland, Scotland

Ireland’s new deal lasts until 2015 Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Dubai: Jun 27, 2012

International Cricket Council has given Ireland and Scotland a mandate to conduct large-scale expansion of their cricket infrastructure by giving them a new cash windfall of US Dollar 500, 000 in additional funding per annum.


Ireland Cricket s Chief executive Warren Deutrom said “We are delighted and grateful to ICC for this award which will help Cricket Ireland achieve their stated objectives. We shall be exploring in greater detail the award and terms of the grant with ICC management in order to ascertain how to prioritise the funding towards the proposals that we outlined in our applications.”

Ireland’s new deal lasts until 2015.

Scotland Cricket s Chief Executive Roddy Smith also expressed his delight on ICC s move.

“We shall be exploring in greater detail the award and terms of the grant with ICC management in order to ascertain how to prioritise the funding towards the proposals that we outlined in our applications,” he was quoted as saying to newsrossstandard.ie

“As the Scottish passport does not exist, and parentage is not a recognised criterion, it has meant that many potential players who have one or both parents born in Scotland have been ineligible to play if they were born outside the country. Cricket was almost unique in Scottish sport by being unable to select such players,” Smith concluded.