Former Netherlands skipper Peter Borren reveals he’s going through a financial crisis in a response on Twitter. The now-retired cricketer captained the Dutch side that played in the 2011 World Cup main event.
Although countries like India, Australia, and England make a lot of money from cricket, there are several affiliate and associate countries that earn nowhere near enough in this sport. As a result, their players are severely underpaid.
The cricketing landscape is currently dominated by the ‘Big-3’ who play amongst themselves for revenue purposes. Therefore, the smaller countries are left lagging behind in terms of progress and financial stature. This results in a lack of infrastructure development and many countries opt out of playing the sport as a result.
Peter Borren tweets an emotional reply
One such country that has fallen off of cricket’s radar is the Netherlands. Their former skipper, Peter Borren, recently revealed his financial struggles after a fan asked if the Netherlands team still exists. On Twitter, the 37-year-old said: ” ‘Exists’. Fair. Struggle to pay rent…. But wear the orange with pride”
Struggle to pay rent….
But wear the orange with pride 💪 https://t.co/wtcKRu6tAz
— Peter Borren (@dutchiepdb) June 28, 2021
Borren was part of New Zealand’s under-19 squad in the 2001-02 World Cup. He had played alongside Ross Taylor and Jesse Ryder, before making the switch over to the Netherlands. He was part of the first group of the Netherlands that was awarded a central contract.
A few years after his debut, Borren was named as the captain of the Netherlands side which ended up qualifying for the 2011 World Cup. They were part of the group that included India, South Africa, and England. Unfortunately for them, they failed to win a single match and exited in the group stage.
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