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Borren and Barresi given full contracts

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 21, 2011

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Peter Borren addresses the press ahead of the World Cup, Colombo, February 9, 2011
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Netherlands captain Peter Borren and allrounder Wesley Barresi have been given full-time contracts by the Dutch board for 2011. Another 16 players are on incremental deals as Netherlands prepare for a busy year which has started with the current World Cup and includes qualifying for the next global T20 event.

Borren, 27, is set to lead Netherlands against England in their opening World Cup match on Tuesday while Barresi is a highly-rated top-order batsman. Netherlands' professional players - Ryan ten Doeschate, Tom Cooper and Alexi Kervezee - have been offered joint-professional contracts alongside their county and state deals.

Tim Gruijters, the 19-year-old allrounder, will be added to the incremental list once he completes his recovery from a back injury while seam bowler Ruud Nijman, another injured player, has decided to take time away from international cricket to recover.

"On the eve of such a big series of matches in the World Cup and the forthcoming summer season we are delighted that all of the players are secured for the 2011programme of World Cup, CB40 matches and other international cricket," Richard Cox, the Dutch CEO, said. "There is a lot of ongoing speculation at present as to the future format of cricket for the Associate members and the number of incremental contracts represents our commitment to the programme in this interim period."

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Posted by   on (February 23, 2011, 0:51 GMT)

great news. CMON NETHERLANDS

Posted by Meety on (February 22, 2011, 18:33 GMT)

Good news on the Associate front.

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