OPPO has partnered with India’s leading cricket training academy, PAYYADE Cricket Club to provide scholarship and promote cricket skills to 20 under privileged kids in the presence of Prithvi Shaw, Indian under – 19s team captain. To support and endorse the game of cricket, OPPO has pledged to contribute towards the society and work towards assisting these children in achieving their dreams.
Under this scholarship program, the club will provide 2 years of cricket training to these children. The children will get an opportunity to be trained under the guidance of cricket expert and coaches.
Will Yang, Brand Director of OPPO Mobiles India Private Limited said, “Children are the backbone of the society and it is a great opportunity for us to support the dreams of these underprivileged kids and help them achieve their goals to create a difference in the field of cricket. OPPO as a brand has always believed that India is a talented country be it whichever field they choose to be in and with supporting this great cause we will be able to provide enough resources for the training of these children.’’
Rohit Sharma, Indian Cricketer Icon said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of the brand which promotes social sports initiative. India having the youngest population, has immense talent and I firmly believe that such initiatives will provide the platform for these youngsters to hone their skills. These kids are lucky to receive such support in pursuit of their dreams, and I am delighted to walk this journey with them.”
Hardik Pandya, Indian Cricketer Icon said, “These kids are the reflection of my early days as a cricketer. Not long back, I too was scouted through a talent search and got the opportunity to improve my game. I am happy to know that these children will be getting the required guidance and support in fulfilling their dreams.”
Ravinchandran Ashwin, Indian Cricketer Icon said, “I believe it’s a great opportunity for all the children who enjoy the game of cricket. I am extremely happy contributing towards this cause and providing them with amenities that will help in showcasing their talent.’’
These scholarships will help in unveiling new talent and give young children a platform to kick-start their budding cricketing careers.