Ola, India’s leading mobile app for transportation, announced its tie up with the leading cricket academies in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Pune, including the Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) to provide three-month cricket scholarships to children of driver partners.
Children will be selected and given an opportunity to test and hone their skills under the guidance of professional cricket coaches.
These scholarships will help in unearthing new talent and give young kids a platform to kick-start their budding cricketing careers.
Trials to select the deserving children will be held at their academies and the participating children will be put through a selection process that will keenly evaluate their batting, bowling, and fielding abilities. The selected children will undergo training by professional coaches, which include former Ranji and National players, who will guide them on enhancing their game, along with providing requisite advice on physical fitness, sportsman spirit, and handling game pressure, among others. All selected children will be given complete cricket kits, OPL jerseys as well as many other goodies, a company statement said.This initiative is a part of the ‘Ola Partners League’ (OPL) – a unique virtual cricket game for driver partners that was launched on April 14 and has seen an encouraging response from driver partners across seven cities.