Global Indian International School (GIIS) announced the launch of its Chandu Borde Global Cricket Academy (CBGCA) at its NOIDA campus.
The proprietary 9 Gems focuses on all dimensions of co-curricular activities through structured programmes. This cricket academy is one such initiative for students to achieve Sports Excellence. In fact, GIIS students from the Singapore campuses have been representing Cricket at national levels and playing for under-15 team for Singapore.
The academy was launched by Chandu Borde, a renowned cricketer, is the Vice- President, Global Schools Foundation. He was the ex-captain of Indian National Cricket team. Borde has been the Chairman of the Selection Committee of BCCI for two terms. In July 2007, he was appointed as the Manager of the Indian National Team. He has received various awards including Arjuna award, Maharashtra Bhushan and Padma Bhushan in 2002.
Chandu Borde Global Cricket Academy has customised cricket pitches for intense practice under the guidance of professional coaches. GIIS believes that education is not just about academics but about holistic development of an individual. The progress of children being trained at the CBGCA will be monitored by Borde himself, who will make periodic visits to mentor and guide the team to become one of the leading cricket teams in the future.
Chandu Borde on the occasion said, “GIIS is making a lot of effort in making children all-round individuals who can perform well in any career or field they choose. The academy is going to be an integral part of the children’s growth. I am honoured to be a part of it and I will always be available for these children in whatever way I can. Education builds technical competencies, whereas sports develop a spirit of sportsmanship which teaches the child to accept both winning and losing.”
Rajeev katyal, Country Director GIIS India said, “We are a global school and we are constantly striving to deliver the best of opportunity to our students. Chandu Borde Global Cricket Academy is one such endeavour to bring in this game to the school under the leadership of a cricket legend, who will not only ensure the techniques of the game but also the values of true sportsmanship.”