19 Jun 2015
Cricket coaching in the ECB Academy for Chevening scholars
A group of international Chevening Scholars from universities around the country attended a cricketing masterclass at the ECB National Cricket Performance Centre earlier this month.
The scholars visited the ECB on campus and were taught cricketing techniques and skills by experienced Loughborough academy players.
The Chevening Scholarship Scheme is the UK government’s global scholarship programme, which aims to bring young professionals, who have already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to study in the UK.
This year, there were 27 scholars representing 22 nationalities. Some included scholars from cricket playing countries such as India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Guyana, Barbados and St Lucia. Others were from non-playing countries including Paraguay, Brazil, Ukraine, Iran and China.
International Officer David Chapman, who helped organise the event, said: “The Chevening cricket event is establishing itself as a popular fixture for Loughborough University. It’s clearly capable of attracting many more aspiring cricketers from around the world in future years, some of whom may be instrumental in bringing the game back to their home countries.
"Perhaps future world cup competitions will include men’s and women’s teams from Ukraine, Iran and Paraguay, just to pick some of the countries that were represented in this summer’s student group!”