Deakin Twenty20 Cricket Partnership
Deakin University is now the official education partner of the Rajasthan Royals’ Twenty20 cricket team.
The Rajasthan Royals reached the finals in the 2013 Karbonn Smart Champions League and forged a reputation for strength and consistency in the cricketing world under the expert leadership of Shane Warne and Rahul Dravid.
The Rajasthan Royals’ Twenty20
As part of Deakin University’s commitment to sports education and research, Deakin will promote Sports Education in India in collaboration with the Rajasthan Royals, who nurture and promote up and coming Indian cricketers. Mutual projects will include Indian Premier League (IPL) internships and scholarship opportunities.
Deakin University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander said, “We are delighted to partner with one of the world’s best Twenty20 teams. Applying management and marketing theories and business principles within a leisure framework is the defining feature of our Sport Management degrees.” Deakin is an innovator in the field of sports and sports management, with the Master of Business (Sports Management) currently ranked amongst the best in the world by Sport Business International.
Rajasthan Royals’ Chief Executive Officer, Raghu Lyer said, “We trust that the partnership will enable us to promote Sports Education in India while serving as a worthy case for research and learning. We thank Deakin University for associating with us and look forward to helping create ever-growing value in the years to come.”