February 4, 2008

Netherlands

van Bunge back in the reckoning

Martin Williamson

Daan van Bunge, who announced his retirement after the World Cup, has made himself available for the forthcoming season. van Bunge, 24, explained that he had rediscovered his appetite for the game.

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Posted by MButt on (February 14, 2008, 14:35 GMT)

It is good for Dutch cricket to have youngsters like him. I agree that the ICC should spend some more to support those countries. KNCB should also organise more and make the Dutch leauge more attractive. I wonder how many players are paid. Ad if they are, how much? THINK ABOUT IT KNCB

Posted by poor old bowler on (February 6, 2008, 6:11 GMT)

its good to see.

Holland need all their best players in order to qualify for the next world cup.

if Holland get the right support from the ICC and promote cricket in schools and clubs they could be a fair chance of playing test cricket in the next 10 years.

but they have to promote cricket into a major sport and look after their juniors.

the ICC should have more than 4 minnow positions at the next world cup.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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