Netherlands August 29, 2007

Netherlands advertise for new coach

At long last, Netherlands have advertised for a new coach

At long last, Netherlands have advertised for a new coach. Paul Jan-Bakker has been in charge since Peter Cantrell's resignation after the 2007 World Cup, and the ICC have the full advertisement at their site.

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Dutch Cricket Association (KNCB), one of the six ICC High Performance Program Associate Members. The Netherlands have qualified for the last two ICC Cricket World Cup tournaments.

The KNCB is seeking a highly qualified National Coach initially to develop and prepare their National Team to qualify in 2009 for the next World Cup. The National Coach will be responsible for the overall management of the international program which includes planning, development, implementation and evaluation of specialised cricket training and competition programs, and development of younger talent for the future.

A programme of international fixtures is in place including the Intercontinental Cup (First Class), World Cricket League and regional events, and plans are being explored for further ODI’s against Full and Associate ICC member countries outside of ICC feature tournaments.

The successful candidate will be in position to assist to establish a strategic direction for the national program that is in keeping with KNCB's overall vision for the future.

Final applications will close on Sunday 16th September 2007

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo