The Retravision Warriors will head to India for the second consecutive year thanks to a partnership with The University of Western Australia.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson said a shared love of cricket was a unique way to expose the Indian community to the opportunities for study at UWA.
“We have got very good feedback on our visits – and our support for the Retravision Warriors – in the cricket-mad nation of India,” Professor Robson said.
“Holding exhibitions, seminars and conducting high-level visits to India by UWA staff form an important part of the University’s marketing strategy to encourage high-quality Indian students, particularly postgraduate, to study at UWA.”
Professor Robson said there were currently more than 100 Indian students on campus, including 80 postgraduate and 20 undergraduate students.
Most Indian students choose engineering-based courses but Economics and Commerce, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences such as Biotechnology and Forensic Science are also becoming increasingly popular.
Professor Robson said the partnership with the WACA was consistent with UWA’s record of almost 100 years of serving the community – and its philosophy of achieving international excellence.
“These tours create a strong focus on the alignment of UWA with the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning, research and community engagement,” he said.
Earlier this month, the WACA’s State Match Committee announced the make-up of a 14-man squad for the tour of India. They will play a three-day fixture in Chennai, plus a two-day game and two one-day matches in Bangalore next month.
WACA Chief Executive Officer Graeme Wood said the trip would have many benefits for Warriors players. He thanked UWA for its support of what has become an important tour for the Retravision Warriors.
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