GIIS Dubai Unveils the Prestigious Chandu Borde Cricket Academy
Legendary cricketer Chandu Borde inaugurated the academy
9th April 2019, United Arab Emirates – Pioneers in holistic education, Global Indian International School, UAE, unveiled the prestigious Chandu Borde Cricket Academy in their Dubai and Abu Dhabi campuses.
A Padma Bhushan awardee and the president of Global Schools Foundation, Chandu Borde was present himself to inaugurate the academy. The academy will be managed by Maxtalent Global Sports, a trusted sports education and training enterprise that specialises in imparting expert cricket coaching and honing aspiring young sportspersons.
A stalwart of Indian cricket, Chandu Borde played for the Indian cricket team for over a decade, from 1958-1970 where his significant contributions to Indian cricket won him the Arjuna Award in 1966 and the Padma Shri in 1969 from the Government of India. He went on to be honoured with India’s third highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan in 2002. Borde held his record for scoring the highest number of runs for India in a single year for 42 long years after he scored a whopping 1604 runs in the year 1964-65. Post his retirement, he was appointed as the chairman of the Indian National Cricket Selectors board by BCCI not once, but twice, from 1984-86, and again from 1999-2000. Now, through this initiative, the cricketing legend wants to ensure that professional cricketing knowledge and training is imparted to budding cricketers.
GIIS lays immense emphasis on the overall development of its students and those associated with their open programmes. Physical development forms a crucial part of growing students and cricket is a celebrated sport that students are often excited to take up in this part of the world.
With the Chandu Borde Cricket Academy initiative, GIIS aims to convert their excitement and interest into participation that leads to disciplined physical development and fluency in the sport of cricket. For those students who already have a passion for cricket and have been playing awhile, this academy will prove to be an educational space ready with unlimited opportunities for them to learn and grow under professional guidance.
Maxtalent Global Sports will be nurturing young cricketers with attentive care and training at this academy. Known for their well-designed coaching methods, Maxtalent offers cricket coaching to children of all ages, starting as early as 7. From helping students develop team spirit, healthy competitiveness and true sportsmanship to organising cricket tournaments and even taking children abroad for international exposure, their team of professionals work closely with budding cricketers to hone their skills.
They organize 8 key tournaments every year, including two pan UAE ones – Maxtalent Vision Cup, an annual inter-school cricket tournament for both boys and girls, and Maxtalent Pride Cup, an annual inter-university cricket tournament. Offering individual focussed skill development and specialized training courses, Maxtalent is the official partner of Dubai Education Zone for local, public and national level school cricket introduction & training projects.
Amol Vaidya, Senior Director of Operations, GIIS said, “We are delighted to kickstart the Chandu Borde Cricket Academy in both our campuses in association with Maxtalent Global Sports. They share our belief of providing young minds with the best opportunities and exposure under expert guidance in order to equip them better for the future. We believe that this association will bear fruit in the form of developing special cricketing talent in our children and we are thrilled to see them play and learn.”
The inauguration saw a friendly match between the young cricket team of GIIS and a team from Maxtalent Global Sports. The exciting event was concluded with some interesting interactions between the students, guests, and trainers from Maxtalent. GIIS is genuinely committed to giving its students a chance at everything that they could possibly learn from or want to pursue in their life, and this cricket academy is another example of that.
About Global Indian International School:
Global Indian International School (GIIS) is a global network of award-winning premier international schools with more than 15,000 students across 23 campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, UAE, Vietnam, and India
Founded in 2002, GIIS offers a comprehensive range of International and Indian curricula for Kindergarten to Year 12 students. These include the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), Cambridge IGCSE, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Global Montessori Plus programs.GIIS’ mission is to nurture young minds into global leaders and innovators through its proprietary 9 GEMS™ methodology, a holistic approach to teaching that balances academics with sports, performing arts, entrepreneurship and character development.
GIIS is a member of the Global Schools Foundation (GSF). Based on high standards of governance and established academic criteria, GSF has consistently been recognized internationally for excellence in education and has received more than 90 awards over the past 15 years.