ZIMBABWE Cricket is set to receive $1,5 million from the International Cricket Council (ICC) over a three-year period as part of its Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme (TAPP) aimed at developing more competitive teams at the highest level.
At their executive board meeting in Colombo, the ICC awarded $3 million to the West Indies and $1,5m each to Zimbabwe and Netherlands.
Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka represented the country at the ICC executive board meeting in Colombo.
The ICC board consists of the president or chairman from each of the 10 full members, plus three associate member representatives.
The TAPP programme, which formed part of the ICC’s strategic plan for 2011-2015, began at the start of the year, with a $12 million fund aimed at giving teams at all levels a chance to generate funding support from the ICC in order to improve team performance.
West Indies and Zimbabwe have become the first full member nations to receive ICC funding totalling $4,5million.
The ICC received seven applications over all of which five awards were made and two, including Cricket Canada, were asked to re-submit their applications next year.