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Kerala Cricket Association & IDBI Federal Life Insurance announce the launch of Bowling Foundation

Rising young bowlers to be mentored by Australian pace legend, Jeff Thomson Kochi, 30th August 2016: India’s growing life insurance company, IDBI Federal Life Insurance, today announced the launch of the Kerala Cricket Association-IDBI Federal Life Insurance Bowling Foundation in the presence of legendary Australian fast bowler, Jeff Thomson.

The bowling foundation has been established to identify and nurture raw cricket talent from the state of Kerala, and transform them into world-class bowlers to boost the domestic and international cricketing landscape in the state. Jeff Thomson, Australian Pace Bowler & Head Coach, KCA-IDBI Federal Life Insurance Bowling Foundation, said, “I am absolutely delighted to be back in India this year. After a successful training stint with talented young bowlers in Mumbai and Bengaluru, I am certain that Kerala will provide us with some quality exceptional talent. I hope to make a difference in the lives of these youngsters through my knowledge and experience of the game.”

Former Mumbai pacer and CEO, IDBI Federal Life Insurance, Vighnesh Shahane said, “Kerala is an important market for IDBI Federal and we are thrilled to announce this initiative with Kerala Cricket Association. We are confident that the brand will gain significantly from supporting this grassroots sporting initiative. By partnering with the Kerala Cricket Association, we hope to see young talented bowlers learn, grow and develop under Thommo’s guidance. We’ve seen what he’s done in Mumbai and Bengaluru, and the results have been exceptional. With him leading from the front, we are confident that he will inspire and transform a generation of young cricketers from Kerala.”Jeff Thomson or Thommo, as he is fondly called, will be proceeding to Wayanad and will be training fast bowlers from September 1 to Sept 16. Since the BCCI season starts next month, Thomson will fine-tune the U 23 and U 19 state bowlers players playing for Ranji Trophy.

Former India and Kerala fast bowler Tinu Yohanan will assist him in April next year and, in May open selection trials will be conducted in Kerala to unearth young fast bowlers.

KCA & IDBI Federal Life Insurance announce the launch of Bowling Foundation



Australian Pace Legend Jeff Thompson who is the head coach of the Bowling Foundation inaugurated the function by bowling to Wayanad S.P Karthik IPS.



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