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Temperature’s going to soar this Summer as India tours Australia

Last time when these two sides faced each other, it was a special occasion for AISECS. Midst all the lockdown craziness and the need to commemorate and chant the names of our favorite cricket-brities, the schedule for the much-awaited India vs Australia 2020 series was finally confirmed, with Cricket Australia announcing the venues and dates for the series. India’s tour of Australia will include a total of 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 4 Tests, with the series being the first international tour for Virat Kohli’s men after the coronavirus-enforced lockdown. Cricket Australia also revealed that plans are in place to allow some fans for all the matches of the series. The final schedule for the India vs Australia 2020 series comes soon after the NSW government approved Cricket Australia’s bio-security plans last week.

Virat Kohli & Ravi Shastri being felicitated at SCG

From the start of 2020, global pandemic has crumbled the excitement of people as they were missing their favourite athletes in action from both the cricket loving countries. But, looks like the year is going to end on a great note on account of this big game officially being played under the COVID restriction guidelines.

After completing the most looked after professional cricket league IPL in UAE, the Indian and Australian players will march to Australia. The real setback will be when the players will have to quarantine themselves as per the government guidelines which is something that the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is worried about, on account of compromising his teams fitness during those days. The protocol is most likely to be carried forward and the players need to adhere by it.

The previous India tour of Australia saw an intense competition between the two teams with the visiting team emerging victorious. This time, however, the intensity will be manifolds as the host country is looking forward to claiming back the title.

Over a period, the Indo-Ozzie ties have strengthened on account of culture, sports, education etc. Recently popular on social media, was a glimpse where Australian prime minister Scott Morrison was seen enjoying Indian snack, samosa which in his terms was humorously quoted as “SCOMOSAS”.

In high spirits, Australian-Indian sports educational and cultural society (AISECS) as an organization has come forward and played a very important role in promoting and binding the bilateral ties. By using the rich cultural and sporting heritage that these two nations have in common, (AISECS) strives to establish strong prospective pathways.

The long-term plans and course of events that (AISECS) would deliver, will include the development and implementation of the cricket series between the Indian and Australian teams this summer. Previously, the Sydney cricket ground in 2018 awarded honorary membership to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri. (AISECS) took the initiative to get the achievement of these Indian cricket legends acknowledged in Australia. On this occasion the former Counsel General of India to Sydney B.Vanlalvawna, CEO of Sydney Cricket Ground- Kerrie Mather, Chairman of Sydney Cricket- Tony Shepherd were present to facilitate both Virat Kohli & Ravi Shastri.

Having said that, the upcoming series will be a boon to the Indian community residing in Australia to witness one of the greatest international test series.

Counsel General & AISECS Founder at Felicitation

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Kohli and Shastri receives honour in Sydney Cricket Ground

Indian cricket team’s captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri have been granted honorary membership to the Sydney Cricket Ground.
This honour has been granted to only two other international cricketers in the past. Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and West Indies great Brian Lara are the honorary members of SCG.

“The SCG congratulates Team India for securing its first Test series win on Australian soil,” said SCG Chairman Tony Shepherd in a statement.

“It is wonderful to see the world’s largest cricketing nation putting its focus firmly on Test cricket – a step that will reinforce the pre-eminence of Tests in the global cricketing landscape.

“Virat and Ravi have been at the forefront of that and Test cricket are well served having both placing such significance on the five-day format.”

Australian-Indian sports educational and cultural society (AISECS) took the initiative to get the achievement of these Indian cricket legends acknowledged in Australia.

Gurnam Singh, the founder of AISECS, was present at the moment. He says Virat Kohli was humbled and excited at the moment.

Virat Kohli has become the only Indian cricket captain to win a test series on Australian soil.

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Victor Dominello vs B Vanlalvawna’s cricket match

Newly formed organisation AISECS (Australian Indian Sports, Educational and Cultural society) is aiming to strengthen the social cohesion between Australian and Indian communities even stronger.

Why ASIECS is different from other organisations, is the way it is launching itself — by holding a cricket match between Australian politicians and Indian consulate officials.

Victor Dominello and colleagues to face B Vanlalvawna’s team at cricket grounds.Gurnam Singh founder and president of AISECS told SBS Punjabi, ‘We are a team of volunteers coming from various backgrounds who have established ourselves in this land of opportunities by working all the way up from scratch. We now feel it’s our responsibility to provide guidance and directions to the future generations so that they can fulfil their dreams without going through too much struggle’.

‘In other words, AISECS is an organisation founded by common people, and for the common people. AISECS is aiming to create stronger future pathways by way of utilizing the rich cultural and sporting heritage that these two nations have in common’.

Gurnam Says, ‘The creativity of AISECS can be judged from its formal launch – unlike traditional hotel and club launches, we are inviting a show match between Australian politicians and Indian Consulate office bearers. All are invited to join to enjoy a day full of fun and sports at Meadowbank grounds (on Constitution Road) on 16th Sep starting from 10.30am’.

Would be lots of fun cricket with Consul General officials and Australian Politicians.The future plans and series of events that AISECS is going to bring to the communities would be announced at the launch itself. These will comprise planning and execution of oncoming summer of cricket series between visiting Indian team and Australia as well as holding of few other events to help international students who come here in Australia for fulfilling their dreams.

Gurnam says, ‘One of AISECS main aims is to make international students feel welcome in Australia and provide all possible assistance to the newcomers. We, the team AISECS are from a variety of backgrounds and are confident to provide ongoing support and guidance on a variety of topics’.

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Consul General-XI beat Minster’s-XI in Sydney

The match, organised by AISECS under the leadership of Mr Gurnam Singh was friendly in nature but not in spirit. Mr Dominello warned Mr Vanlalvawna from the stage during the opening ceremony of a tough fight. He said, “We are here to win.”

Mr Vanlalvawna replied with a gentle smile, “Let our bat and ball respond.”

This friendly cricket match was an initiative of AISECS to bring communities together and give the cricketing season a harmonious start. Mr Gurnam Singh said, “Cricket is the best medium to bring India and Australia together. We youngsters want to make a society which plays together, stays together. I hope this initiative brings the point home.”

CG-XI chose to bat first after winning the toss. The team played well despite losing its first wicket in the second over. The placed a massive total of 194 on the scoreboard in the 15 overs.

Minister’s-XI responded well with some great knocks but fell very short of the target. They could make 154 runs in 15 overs, losing the match to CG-XI.

Source: SBS Hindi

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