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2 Oct 2015

Loughborough University to sponsor Indian College League cricket tournament

Loughborough University is delighted to be joining forces with The Chopras to provide an exciting new cricket tournament for some of India’s leading colleges.

Bringing together colleges in Delhi’s National Capital Region (NCR) from 5th to 7th October, the Indian College League tournament aims to provide young Indian students with an exciting sporting opportunity, similar to the experiences many Loughborough students benefit from.

Working with The Chopras, a leading education company in India, and Thomas Cook (India) who have also agreed to sponsor this one-of-a-kind cricket event, the tournament may well be the starting point for one of tomorrow’s cricketing stars.

Taking place at the Jasola Sports Complex in Dehli, a total of eight teams from different colleges will participate in the Twenty20 tournament with the organisers providing whites for all of the teams. The colleges taking part in the event are Khalsa College, PGDAV College, Jamia Milia Islamia, Venkateshwar College, Kirorimal College, Delhi College of Engineering, Sri Ram College of Commerce and Atmaram Sanatan Dharam College.

Of the project Professor Robert Allison, Loughborough University Vice-Chancellor, said:

“Loughborough University is delighted to sponsor the Indian College League tournament this year.  We recognise the prestige of the University of Delhi and their students, many of whom have studied with us here in the UK. I thank The Chopras for their support in arranging this fantastic tournament. We wish all participating teams the best of luck. May the best team win!”

Naveen Chopra, Founder and Chairman of The Chopras, added:

“We are quite excited about the event as it will give the students of top Delhi colleges, a common platform to engage with each other. Cricket has always been the favourite sport of the Indian youth hence we decided to organise this event along with Loughborough University. We are confident that the Indian College League will be a great platform for players of the sport, an ideal sporting event for students to converge at and a thumping success.”

Notes for editors

Article reference number: PR 15/186

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In September 2015 the University opened an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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