Global Indian International School (GIIS) launched the Chandu Borde Global Cricket Academy (CBGCA) in December of 2012 at the GIIS Singapore Campus. Part of GIIS’ pedagogical approach towards holistic education, CBGCA is designed to impart specialised training and guidance in cricket to young students. The initiative is named after Chandu Borde, former captain of the Indian National Cricket team.
Facilitated by a team of professional coaches, CBGCA is conducted on customised pitches for intensive practice sessions. Student participants are mentored directly by Mr. Borde regarding how to develop and refine their cricketing talent and techniques, including batting, bowling, fielding, and wicket-keeping. In fact, CBGCA is involved throughout each stage of the process towards producing high-caliber players who will become the country’s next generation of great cricketers.
CBGCA and the Nine Gems
In addition to promoting overall fitness and cricket techniques within an optimal learning environment, CBGCA also emphasizes the importance of character development in alignment with the innovative GIIS Nine Gems model. This holistic approach to education identifies and supports nine key facets of student growth (effectively, our Nine Gems), including leadership and sportsmanship which are all part of the CBGCA curriculum.
About Chandu Borde
Chandrakant Gulabrao "Chandu" Borde was a member of the Indian national cricket team from 1958 to 1970, and today remains one of the country’s most illustrious cricketers. He has received various awards and honors for his contributions to cricket, both on and off the field, including the Padma Shri, the Arjuna Award, and India’s third-highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan.
As former Chairman of BCCI’s Selection Committee, Mr. Borde has mentored many of the Indian national cricket team’s most remarkable players, including Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh, and Yuvraj Singh.
Today, Mr. Borde’s contributions to the CBGCA at GIIS play a critical role in producing India’s up-and-coming cricket stars, as well as in fostering the development of the country’s future leaders.