Cricket school gets Delhi partner

2015-09-08 06:00

Newlands Cricket High School travelled to Delhi, India with the hope of finding a partner school to facilitate an exchange student programme as well as have reciprocal annual tours.

The initiative was a brainchild of Proteas batsman JP Duminy, who is also captain of the Delhi Daredevils, the city’s IPL franchise.

Shaheed Shaik, director at the school, and Hermant Dua, Delhi Daredevils CEO, met in Delhi and struck an agreement with Delhi’s cricket academy.

Shaik says they are already planning their first tour to Delhi for September next year and would like to tour with four teams.

“Delhi is a fantastic place to tour and will provide an excellent incentive for our boys to perform and grow,” he says.

“Delhi also has a rich culture and history and we will ensure that our boys go on a number of excursions to the Taj Mahal and the Mahatma Ghandi Memorial, amongst others. Most of our boys come from a disadvantaged background and have hardly travelled in their own country.”

The school was established earlier this year and is based at Sahara Park Newlands. It has attracted mainly disadvantaged boys in the hope of filling the gap that exists in cricket development in former disadvantaged communities. The school enjoys the support of Nabeal Dien, CEO of the Cape Cobras, and Beresford Williams, president of Western Province Cricket Association.

Support availableDuminy is also a supporter of the school and its mission to develop less fortunate players. His academy in Delhi will be sending two boys to the school next year.

The school is currently interviewing pros­pective pupils. If you are an above average cricketer, you are invited to call the school on 021 671 4080 or visit

There are still a few bursaries available for deserving applicants.

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