Rajasthan Royals will train professional cricketers to gain valuable life-skills for career after retirement. The Indian Premier League franchisee has tied up with the Board of Control for Cricket in India to offer a course in Sports Marketing. All the IPL players will be eligible for the course.
The National Cricket Academy will provide a shortlist of the players keen to opt for the course. The NCA, based on the feedback from the first batch, will work with Rajasthan Royals on behalf of the BCCI to further extend this course to a larger group of past and present IPL players.
It will be a collaborative certification programme under Australia’s Deakin University & DeakinCo with National Cricket Academy preparing a list of all those who would undergo the course.
“We are extremely happy to be working with the NCA through BCCI to provide the Online Sports Marketing course to current and former IPL players on a complimentary basis,” said Rajasthan Royals COO Jake Lush McCrum.
“With many players still unable to practice and compete, we are delighted to offer them another way to stimulate their mind and develop a new set of skills, through this purely online course. We would love it if these courses inspired many of them to enter the sports industry when their cricket careers are over.”
New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi has already completed the course and is expected to help the RR franchise when the IPL starts.
England star Jos Buttler and India’s Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Aaron are also nearing completion of the course.