Scotland March 9, 2009

Cricket Scotland reports pre-tax profit

Cricket Scotland has announced a pre-tax surplus of £57,481 in the year to December 2008, compared to £40,121 in the previous year.

Cricket Scotland has announced a pre-tax surplus of £57,481 in the year to December 2008, compared to £40,121 in the previous year.

The most striking difference in the latest accounting period was the significant increase in the funds spent on the development and training of young cricketers. In 2008, this amounted to £531,058, an increase of 121,865 (30%) on the 2007 figure.

"This reflects the high priority we have placed on preparing the next generations of Scottish cricketers," said Roddy Smith, chief executive of Cricket Scotland. "We now have a total of 16 people working on community development programmes."

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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