Five Rokeby boys who have long belonged to the same Surrey cricket coaching academy group enjoyed an extraordinary surprise on Monday. The Indian Premier League’s franchise team Rajasthan Royals have decided to launch their own UK based academy. This is the first IPL club to collaborate with a UK based group.
As can be seen, the boys were introduced to Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne. The launch of the academy featured strongly across the evening’s television news (Sky Sports News, ESPN, and ITV London news) as well as the following morning’s newspapers. No doubt the five boys Chirag D, Luke W, Ayush D, Gabriel H-M, and Ethan H–M will have benefitted enormously from this unique experience.