First CEP underway in India
Sports Education Development India Limited (SEDIL) as the Indian Master Franchise
Brett Lee as the CEP Brand Ambassador
Dr. Harry Harinath, Director Fourth Dimension, awarded the OAM:
Dr. Harry Harinath was awarded the OAM in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services
to cricket and to the community.
Dr. Harinath, a Director on the NSW Cricket Board since 2000 and its Chairman since
May 2008 and a Director of the Cricket Australia Board has been a driving force
behind the many initiatives introduced by Cricket NSW in recent years.
Harinath originally became involved in cricket administration when appointed the
Doctor to the Balmain District Cricket Club in 1979. He ultimately became the Club's
President, overseeing its transition to be renamed the Sydney Cricket Club in 2007.
Harinath is honoured to receive the award: "I was both surprised and honoured to
receive the OAM in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. I have been fortunate to have
been involved in cricket administration for over 30 years and have seen so many
positive developments in that period. I have greatly enjoyed my involvement at all
levels and to be recognised in this way is very humbling."
Agreement with Cricket Australia (CA) for Cricket Education Program (CEP)
Cricket Australia is pleased to announce a partnership with UAE based company Fourth
Dimension International Limited that will see Cricket Australia develop a Cricket
Education Program for delivery in educational institutions initially in India.
Plans are already being developed by Fourth Dimension International Limited and
Cricket Australia to expand this innovative Program into countries such as South
Africa, Canada and China in the future, as well as selected countries in the Middle
East, Europe and other parts of Asia.
The Fourth Dimension International Cricket Education Program is a six year progressive
competency based program with participants undergoing cricket development activities
and learning in addition to their regular schooling. School students from 9 to 14 years will learn about the breadth and depth of cricket, from playing and umpiring,
to coaching and administration. Students completing the International Cricket Education
Program will learn the intricacies of the game along with the business of cricket.
The first Programs to run in India are likely to take place in schools in Mumbai.
Representatives from Fourth Dimension International Limited and Podar Enterprise
were recently in Melbourne to finalise the agreement between Cricket Australia and
Fourth Dimension International Limited. Pictured above, Ranjeet Prakash representing
Fourth Dimension International Limited (right) and Rajiv Podar from Podar Enterprise
(Centre), recently met with Cricket Australia’s General Manager of Game Development
Damien Bown (left) to sign the agreement and celebrate the strengthening of Australia-India
relations through cricket.
Under this agreement, Cricket Australia will take responsibility for developing
a Program that will enable Fourth Dimension International Limited to set up a sustainable
infrastructure for cricket coaching, umpiring and administration. After commencing
in Mumbai, the Program will move to other parts of India in the near future. International
Cricket Education Program will see successful students achieve the Diploma of Cricket
from Cricket Australia and Fourth Dimension International Limited.
Cricket Australia’s General Manager of Game Development Damien Bown sees this Program
as a logical extension of Australian cricket’s emerging presence globally: “The
Australian cricket playing, coaching, umpiring and administration infrastructures
are highly regarded on the world stage. This partnership with Fourth Dimension International
Limited will not only see Cricket Australia supporting cricket’s growth globally,
but will also provide new opportunities for cricket to continue to grow its investment
in grassroots participation, volunteering, coaching, umpiring and administration
– which is critical to securing the next generation of cricket’s players and fans”.