Netherlands July 17, 2009

An offer you can refuse

As advertisements go, the one for the post of CEO of the Netherlands cricket board (KNBC) is hardly designed to whet the appetites of candidates

As advertisements go, the one for the post of CEO of the Netherlands cricket board (KNBC) is hardly designed to whet the appetites of candidates. In fact, it all but screams out ‘don’t bother to apply’. The Dutch have had two CEOs in the last few months, with the most recent, Andre van Troost, barely having time to pick his office furniture before he quit.

The latest advert from the board starts with the gung-ho comment that it was “required by ICC regulations to advertise this position once again. Hence the following advertisement”. It’s downhill from there, but in case anyone was still interested, the description concludes: “Attention is drawn to the fact that there is already an established candidate.”

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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  • Sumantro on August 1, 2009, 2:55 GMT

    Yes, it is Luuk va Troost's younger brother - let's hope something positive comes out of the Dutch camp, they need to build on their World Twenty20 achievement if they are to forge ahead.

  • Vikram Maingi on July 21, 2009, 11:47 GMT

    I guess this Van Troost is different from the one who played for Holland in 2003 and 2007 World Cup, isn't he?

  • Sumantro on August 1, 2009, 2:55 GMT

    Yes, it is Luuk va Troost's younger brother - let's hope something positive comes out of the Dutch camp, they need to build on their World Twenty20 achievement if they are to forge ahead.

  • Vikram Maingi on July 21, 2009, 11:47 GMT

    I guess this Van Troost is different from the one who played for Holland in 2003 and 2007 World Cup, isn't he?

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  • Vikram Maingi on July 21, 2009, 11:47 GMT

    I guess this Van Troost is different from the one who played for Holland in 2003 and 2007 World Cup, isn't he?

  • Sumantro on August 1, 2009, 2:55 GMT

    Yes, it is Luuk va Troost's younger brother - let's hope something positive comes out of the Dutch camp, they need to build on their World Twenty20 achievement if they are to forge ahead.