EXCLUSIVE: Kyle Coetzer stays decided to assist Scottish cricket attain subsequent degree
Following 110 matches on the helm the Aberdonian relinquished his position as Saltires skipper earlier this month following Cricket World Cup League 2 matches towards the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the USA of America (USA).
However the 38-year-old will proceed to play and stays as decided as ever to push cricket in Scotland to the subsequent degree.
Kyle Coetzer’s want to assist enhance Scottish cricket stays undiminished regardless of stepping down as captain.
The nationwide staff will play on the T20 World Cup in Australia later this 12 months and are additionally attempting to qualify for subsequent 12 months’s 50-over World Cup in India.
Coetzer mentioned: “My massive driving drive has all the time been to assist create publicity for cricket in Scotland, assist the staff attain world tournaments and we’ve bought the T20 World Cup on the finish of the 12 months.
“And to push Cricket Scotland to full member standing (of the ICC).
“Quite a lot of previous and present gamers have been by means of some actually powerful instances each on the taking part in aspect and the organisation aspect once you’re scraping to get by means of.
“Once you’re searching for a head-start on sure issues or to get further stuff it’s all the time been a battle, I’m not saying that isn’t the case in different sports activities, however we’ve bought to battle our case in cricket.
“Nearly all of the highest 20 affiliate international locations have gotten their very own amenities and we’re one of many few that don’t.
“I believe we’ve punched above our weight for a very long time which is large credit score to the individuals on the organisation who’ve helped create that.
“We’re very grateful for the assistance we do get, the individuals we work with are incredible and the venues we practice at do a incredible job.
“However to maintain enhancing belongings you’re all the time searching for the subsequent step.
“The issues which have all the time pushed me are reaching world tournaments, publicity for Scottish cricket and full member standing nonetheless drive me.
“That’s the place we wish to get to and that hasn’t modified for me.”
Coetzer was initially appointed Scotland captain in 2013 earlier than Preston Mommsen assumed the position.