Lancashire Cricket U13s: Mumbai Tour 2019
Lancashire Cricket has launched a pilot project aimed at its future U13 and U15 cricketers undertaking overseas tours.
As part of this pilot, Lancashire Cricket U13s Performance Squad will travel to Mumbai in India for a tour in February 2019, which will include five fixtures.
The squad will be working with the Dharavi Cricket Academy, as part of the Project Front Foot initiative, and will take part in a development programme which will look to improve cricket skills in a challenging environment, develop as people and take part in charity work.
They will also work with the Global Cricket School, an initiative founded to provide a holistic cricketing experience that helps cricketers gain the competitive advantage. The facility aims at providing exposure to the differing conditions and skill sets required to succeed in a different continent.
The U13s will be embarking on a series of fundraising activities and in support of this an online auction has been set up to help fundraise the trip, with a range of items including:
- An England cricket shirt signed by Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad
- A signed Lancashire Cricket playing shirt
- A box for 10 people at the Manchester Arena for Madness UK Tour 2018
- A shirt signed by Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright
- Nike cap signed by Nick Faldo
You can bid on these items and more, by visiting: auctionofpromises.com/LancsU13%60sMumbaiTour
Lancashire Cricket non-executive Director, James Sheridan said: “This is a great opportunity for our Under 13s to gain invaluable experience at an important stage of their development.
“Not only will the cricket skills be of huge importance, but the personal and community activities that they will undertake will set them up for the rest of their lives. Our foundation has been working with project front foot for a number of years, and it will be great to take our Under 13s there to get involved in helping the academy and the kids who play cricket there.”
Paul Allott, Lancashire’s Director of Cricket added: “We aim to develop more than just good cricketers – we want to see our boys and girls emerging through the pathway as durable, well-rounded, resourceful and broad minded, capable of adapting to challenging conditions and finding a way to succeed.”