19 Nov 2009

NZ and USA Cricket to work together

10:36 am on 19 November 2009

New Zealand Cricket and the USA Cricket Association have announced the commencement of formal discussions with the intention of establishing a strategic partnership agreement between the two national cricket boards in the near future.

The proposed partnership covers a variety of activities, ranging from the sharing of coaching and development resources through to the staging of international cricket fixtures involving the New Zealand BLACKCAPS in the United States, as well as other joint commercial ventures.

To start the partnership NZC is offering USACA immediate assistance to prepare its national Under-19 team ahead of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in January.

NZC CEO Justin Vaughan says the benefits of cricket becoming more established in the USA are globally significant for the sport.