Several Worcestershire CCC players are heading to India to reap the benefits of the Global Cricket School – thanks to the generosity of its founder Sachin Bajaj.
Keeper Ben Cox, batsman Tom Fell and all-rounder Ed Barnard will be flying out to Mumbai for a week long camp from February 14 to 21 to hone their various skills.
In addition spinner Ben Twohig – who is already in India training and playing cricket – will undertake a similar venture in Mumbai at the Global Cricket School earlier in the month.
The quartet are able to participate in the scheme through all being sponsored by Sachin Bajaj who founded GCS – now a worldwide venture based in seven countries – in 2007.
It will be a second visit in three years for Fell who was part of a Worcestershire contingent of players who went to Chennai for an identical sort of camp in 2015.
New Worcestershire Head Coach Kevin Sharp said: “We have to give massive thanks to Sachin Bajaj who rang a couple of weeks back and said he would like to sponsor some of our players to go to the Global Cricket School.
“The lads will be able to enjoy full on cricket and work on their various skill sets for seven days.
“Global Cricket School is a fantastic scheme for the lads to take advantage and, as the name suggests, its impact is global and based in many countries.”
Global Cricket School, says on its official website that it “aims at providing a holistic cricketing EXPERIENCE that helps cricketers gain the competitive advantage.
“The facility aims at providing exposure to the vast cricketing fraternity traversing different continent and skill sets.
“With programs designed for each segment of the audience be it enhancing first class cricket, club cricket, and amateur cricket or even upgrading coaching skills, the focus at GCS is to deliver potential cricket and sports stars to the world.
“Our guiding principle and mission is to provide Mass Cricket Development through cross-cultural training.”