Cricket Australia is pleased to announce a partnership with UAE based company Fourth Dimension International Limited that will see Cricket Australia develop a Cricket Education Program for delivery in educational institutions initially in India.
Plans are already being developed by Fourth Dimension International Limited and Cricket Australia to expand this innovative Program into countries such as South Africa, Canada and China in the future, as well as selected countries in the Middle East, Europe and other parts of Asia.
The Fourth Dimension International Cricket Education Program is a six year progressive competency based program with participants undergoing cricket development activities and learning in addition to their regular schooling. School students from 10 to 15 years will learn about the breadth and depth of cricket, from playing and umpiring, to coaching and administration. Students completing the International Cricket Education Program will learn the intricacies of the game along with the business of cricket.
The first Programs to run in India are likely to take place in schools in Mumbai. Representatives from Fourth Dimension International Limited and Podar Enterprise were recently in Melbourne to finalise the agreement between Cricket Australia and Fourth Dimension International Limited. Pictured above, Ranjeet Prakash representing Fourth Dimension International Limited (right) and Rajiv Podar from Podar Enterprise (Centre), recently met with Cricket Australia’s General Manager of Game Development Damien Bown (left) to sign the agreement and celebrate the strengthening of Australia-India relations through cricket.
Under this agreement, Cricket Australia will take responsibility for developing a Program that will enable Fourth Dimension International Limited to set up a sustainable infrastructure for cricket coaching, umpiring and administration. After commencing in Mumbai, the Program will move to other parts of India in the near future. International Cricket Education Program will see successful students achieve the Diploma of Cricket from Cricket Australia and Fourth Dimension International Limited.
Cricket Australia’s General Manager of Game Development Damien Bown sees this Program as a logical extension of Australian cricket’s emerging presence globally: The Australian cricket playing, coaching, umpiring and administration infrastructures are highly regarded on the world stage. This partnership with Fourth Dimension International Limited will not only see Cricket Australia supporting cricket’s growth globally, but will also provide new opportunities for cricket to continue to grow its investment in grassroots participation, volunteering, coaching, umpiring and administration which is critical to securing the next generation of cricket player’s and fan’s.