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Matthew Kennedy, the ICC's Global development manager, has been “blown away” by the facilities of the Jersey Cricket Board, following a recent inspection of the country with Laurie Peters, a member of the ICC executive committee.
'Our role is to provide a report for the 32 Associate members for them to discuss the information and it is up to them to make the recommendation to the annual conference in June,” he told the Jersey Evening Post. “We have been blown away by the facilities in Jersey, you have some wonderful facilities here and we will be reporting that.
“One of the most important things in cricket development is not just on-field teams but off-field teams too - and you certainly seem to have an off-team with a great band of administrators who have good plans and good strategy,” he said. “The next step for Jersey is the ICC development meeting in Dubai on 6 and 7 May. That meeting comprises one representative from each the five regions - Europe, East Asia Pacific, Africa, the Americas and Asia.”
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