With only some days to go to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the International Cricket Council (ICC) broadcasted that the four succeeding squads for the competition will travel to Australia and New Zealand in September and October 2014. The trips are fragment of the ICC’s High Performance Program (HPP), and will support the contestants’ arrangements for cricket’s acme 50-over contest.
Ireland, Afghanistan, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will play counter to provincial sides and state in New Zealand and Australia, as they count down to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which will be apprehended between February, 14th and March 29th. Throughout the trip, they will likewise be able to request on a quantity of professional instructors and previous players from both republics, to provision their preparation and preparation gatherings.
Dazzling on the prominence of these trips, David Richardson Chief Executive of ICC said: “Assisting cricket’s top evolving countries to accomplish on the international phase is an important measure of the ICC’s High Performance Program, and these circuits will provide a countless prospects for the lineups to improve valuable information and understanding of the circumstances they will face in the course of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
“All sides have a robust timetable of games in contradiction of high-level opposition, and we are appreciative to Cricket Australia, New Zealand Cricket and their national and regional connotations for assisting the platform so effusively.”
About the ICC HPP
Launched in 2001, the ICC High Performance Program (HPP) was to support the prominent ICC Associate Members formulate for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003. The foremost objective of the HPP is to progress the excellence of HPP republic on and off the field productions in direction to near the gap between ICC Full Member and ICC Associate Member playing ethics.
From 2014 to 2017, the six HPP nations are Ireland, Afghanistan, Scotland and the UAE, the four squads that are eligible for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, along with Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong.
To accomplish this objective, the Manager of ICC Program, Richard Dane, works and visits with the HPP nations to order their own in-republic approaches for their high performance programs, opposition timetables, player progression conduits and off-field preparation and secretarial constructions. He similarly manages and engages the procedures of a squad of professional advisors who arrange for acknowledged extents of necessary support.
Said by the Ireland coach Phil Simmons, “This trip is a pronounced chance for the squad to familiarize ahead of the competition, and we’re thankful to the ICC and in specific, Richard Dane, for his assistance in making it probable. It’ll provide us some much compulsory match rehearsal in antipodean circumstances contrary to a high standard of opposition”.
Team captain Mohammad Nabi of Afghanistan perceives the ICC High Performance Program trips as a boundless prospect for his side. “It is a huge honour for Afghanistan, We will do our finest to rationalize our qualification to the competition and that is wherever this pre-contest tour will demonstrate very valuable”.
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