The Rajasthan Royals franchise is looking for a tie up with the Board of Control for Cricket in India to help the professional cricketers grab valuable life skills post their retirement.
The franchise is looking to offer a course in Sports Marketing for all those who have played Indian Premier League. The National Criket Acacdemy would also share the list of players whom they would like to join the course.
Speaking about the initiative, Jake Lush McCrum, Chief Operating Officer, Rajasthan Royals said: “We are extremely happy to be working with the NCA through BCCI to provide the Online Sports Marketing course to current and former IPL players on a complimentary basis.”
“With many players still unable to practice and compete, we are delighted to offer them another way to stimulate their mind and develop a new set of skills, through this purely online course. We would love it if these courses inspired many of them to enter the sports industry when their cricket careers are over.”
The course will be a collaborative certification programme under Australia’s Deakin University & DeakinCo and the NCA preparing the list of players who would be under going the course.
While New Zealand leggie Ish Sodhi has already concluded the course, England batsman Jos Buttler and India bowlers Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Aaron have almost completed it.
All the players have been a part of the RR franchise in the IPL.
The IPL was earlier postponed for an indefinite time after the COVID-19 outburst.