Daniel Gidney, James Sheridan and Keaton Jennings discuss Lancashire’s India strategy
Lancashire Cricket batsman Keaton Jennings joined Chief Executive Daniel Gidney and senior independent director and Board Member James Sheridan to discuss the Club’s India strategy on a webinar to celebrate Diwali with the Manchester India Partnership and Deloitte on Thursday morning.
Following on from Emirates Old Trafford hosting three of India’s ICC Cricket World Cup fixtures last year, including India vs Pakistan, Lancashire then enjoyed a productive week-long pre-season tour to Mumbai earlier this year (February) where the squad trained at Reliance Corporate Park, the home of IPL side Mumbai Indians.
The Club has also participated in a trade visit, where James Sheridan joined Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi last November, before Keaton Jennings, Sales Director Angela Hodson and Head of Marketing Christian Mullarkey embarked on a Sales Mission to New Delhi and Mumbai in January, alongside Visit Britain.
The trio discuss the Club’s long-term strategy which sees India take on England in a Test Match next summer before returning a year later for an International IT20. Jennings also discussed what it was like to play in India having made his England debut in Mumbai whilst also hitting his maiden Test century.
Lancashire has a long-held connection with India stretching back more than 50 years when Indian International wicketkeeper batsman Farokh Engineer joined the County in 1968. He would go on to become a true Lancashire legend and now serves as a Vice-President of the Club. Since Farokh retired, four further Indian Internationals – Murali Kartik, Dinesh Mongia, V.V.S. Laxman and Sourav Ganguly – have represented the Red Rose with distinction.