DMU have renewed their partnership with Leicestershire County Cricket Club

DMU cricket partnership signing 2016

Photo: De Montfort University (www.dmu.ac.uk)

By Mollie Mansfield

Students will continue to work closely with the Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) after De Montfort University (DMU) signed yet another two-year deal.

The university has sponsored the cricket club since 2011 and the partnership has been growing stronger ever since.

De Montfort University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard said: “We are very proud of our partnership with Leicestershire County Cricket Club, which will offer unrivalled opportunities to our students.”

The sponsorship signing has taken place ahead of the club’s new first-class season, which is just over a month away.

When talking to the university, Dominic added: “We look forward to the new season at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road and cheering on our cricketers in their annual Varsity match against the University of Leicester on 20 May.”

“These are exciting times for Leicestershire CCC under Wasim’s dynamic leadership.”

DMU cricket team has also received coaching from the professional players and coaches from LCCC ahead of the universities Varsity match at the end of the month, which will be held at the LCCC’s Fischer County Ground.

Leicestershire CCC are also helping the university to establish a women’s cricket team, according to County Chief executive, Wasim Khan.

When talking to De Montfort University, Khan said: “Leicestershire County Cricket Club has again worked with De Montfort University in helping students get real life experience through the DMU Graduate Champions and Frontrunner schemes.”

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