South Australian cricketers to train Indian players

New Delhi: Coaches from the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy will train India's cricketers and coaches as a proposal has been made to establish a centre of excellence in the country.

Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith who is leading the State Government¿s largest trade delegation to Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai, welcomed the proposal.

"The Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy is one of many South Australian businesses which have used the trade mission to strengthen their strategic advantage to attract investment, export premium products and services, and drive jobs growth in the state," Mr Hamilton-Smith said.

Academy Board Member Sean Holden said, "South Australian coaches and players would travel to India and provide specialist advice. Our initial focus would be to train India¿s cricket coaches, administrators and upcoming players aged between 16 to 19 years old."

Indian cricket delegations would then visit South Australia to continue professional training and compete against state league or leading high school teams.

"The Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy is aiming to collaborate with local cricket providers to establish programs involving hundreds of Indian cricketers of all abilities and backgrounds, when the Centre of Excellence opens next year."

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