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Australian High Commission hosts cricket practice session for young cricketers from Asha slums

Australian High Commission hosts cricket practice session for young cricketers from Asha slums

Cricket has always been larger than life in India. It is played and watched by millions, and India’s pro cricketers have a huge fan following.  Street cricket is commonplace and almost every Indian child, at some stage, has dreamt of playing for India’s national squad. While thousands of children are passionate about playing cricket, there is an immense lack of opportunities to play and train in a structured environment, especially in the slum areas. With no open spaces and the family incomes barely enough to fulfill even basic needs, the situation is even worse in the slum areas.

Asha student during the net practice  at Australian High Commission

Asha student during the net practice at Australian High Commission

In order to address this, the Australian High Commission conducted a cricket training session for the college students from Asha communities. The students enjoyed the two-hour-long session and were delighted to get cricketing tips from the High Commission’s team. They are now eagerly looking forward to the next practice and training session.

Later in October, the students will also play a 20-20 match with the High Commission’s Cricket Team.

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