From the 21st to the 26th of March 2011 the La Manga Club in Murcia (Spain) will host the third ICC European Emerging Players Programme for eleven young cricketers from the countries of Denmark, Germany, Gibraltar, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Norway and Spain.
Household names to the readers of this blog are German middle order batsman / part-time offie Tarun Rawat from Düsseldorf (photo), and Israeli legspinner Josh Evans from Haifa.
ICC European Emerging Player Programme Manager, ICC Regional Performance Officer, Philip Hudson, says: “The players look to be an exciting group; they excel at their age-group, but can use this programme to propel themselves to the ICC Europe Men’s Academy. (...) The players will be subjected to a high level of coaching, which will mostly be centered around one to one skill development work.”
It amuses me how Hudson refers to native Danes or Italians as "indigenous" players, but technically that's what they are, the native minority, whose participation can be classified as a special success. Don't you love the irony... exquisite! ^^
I wish all participants good luck, heaps of fun and a bag full of rich memories, and hope that Tarun returns in best possible fettle; the WCL Division 7 is just around the corner... *panics*
Thanks @ Josh Evans for sharing the news.