National, May 22, 2018: OPPO, the selfie expert and leader, 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-19 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 programme, the Club will provide two years of cricket training to these children who will get an opportunity to be trained under the guidance of cricket experts and coaches.
Mr. 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. By supporting this great cause, we will be able to provide enough resources for the training of these children.”
Rohit Sharma, Indian cricket 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 cricket 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 cricket icon said, “I believe it is 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 kickstart their budding cricketing careers.