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Australian High Commission Hosts Cricket Match with Asha students

Australian High Commission Hosts Cricket Match with Asha students

On 18th October 2014, the Australian High Commission hosted a T-20 cricket match for the Asha’s university students. Organised with a view to foster the relationship between the Australian High Commission and Asha, the match also served as a great opportunity for the students to receive training and play in a professional environment.

The cricket teams, AHC staff and the Asha team after the match

The cricket teams, AHC staff and the Asha team after the match

The teams, comprising both High Commission staff and Asha students playing in together, were captained by Mr Srikant and Mr Ravi from the Australian High Commission. It was a glorious morning and both the teams played extremely well. Srikant’s team scored 100 runs in 16 overs while Ravi’s team, won by 4 wickets. Founder and Director of Asha Society, Dr Kiran applauded both the teams for their wonderful performance in the match.

This was followed by a lunch reception at the Australian High Commission where Ms Genevieve Clune, wife of the Deputy Australian High Commissioner talked highly about the High Commission’s work with Asha and congratulated both the teams on their performance.

Dr Kiran and Ms Genevieve Clune applauding the cricket team

Dr Kiran and Ms Genevieve Clune applauding the cricket team

Prior to the match, the AHC had also hosted two training sessions giving an opportunity to the Asha boys to train with the High Commission’s cricket team. Australian sports and fitness equipment manufacturer, Spartan Sports also sponsored the teams’ uniform.

Australian Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Bernard Philip presents uniform t-shirts to the Asha students during a practice session organised earlier this month.

Australian Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Bernard Philip presents uniform t-shirts to the Asha students during a practice session organised earlier this month.

Asha would like to thank the Australian High Commission for organising and hosting the match and preceding practice sessions.

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