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Cricket Scotland have announced a record turnover of £1,778,891, yielding a surplus of £40,121 for the 2007 calendar year.
The annual report and accounts will be tabled at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the governing body at Stirling Cricket Club on March 30. Much of the increase in turnover is the result of the staging of the inaugural offshore international in Scotland, the ODI between India and Pakistan last summer, even though not a ball was bowled because of the sodden conditions after two weeks of rain.
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