ICC boost the next rung
The ICC's Winter Training Camp has been about more than simply improving players from the six Associate countries to have qualified for the 2007 World Cup, and the rewards are there for all to see. As Richard Done, the high-performance manager, explained:
The future continued development of Associate and Affiliate countries depends not just on the improvement of playing standards but also on the continued improvement of all parts of the cricket support network. Coaching is a key element of this process.
There is real evidence that the players from Bermuda, Canada, Holland Ireland, Kenya and Scotland will benefit from their participation.
Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa