Ola to offer scholarships

KOLKATA/MUMBAI
10 May 2017

Ola, mobile app for transportation, announced its tie up with leading cricket academies in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Pune including the Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP); to provide 3-month cricket scholarships to children of driver partners. These scholarships will help in unearthing new talent and give young kids a platform to kick-start their budding cricketing careers.
Trials to select the deserving children will be held at their academies and the participating children will be put through a selection process that will keenly evaluate their batting, bowling, and fielding abilities. The selected children will undergo training by professional coaches which include former Ranji and National players.
Vishal Kaul, COO at Ola, said, “Cricket is more than just a game in India and there are millions who wish to make it to the big league. There is immense talent across the country and we want to play a role in encouraging the “cricket champions of tomorrow”. While Ola Partners League (OPL) is being played virtually by lakhs of our driver partners, we also wanted to engage with their families. Scholarships at cricket academies are an excellent opportunity for the children of our driver partners to transform their cricketing dreams into a reality.”
Irfan Pathan, Indian Cricketer and Brand Ambassador of OPL said, “I am thrilled to be a part of Ola Partners League, a novel initiative undertaken by our home grown company - Ola. While OPL focuses on rewarding driver partners by allotting runs for rides they complete and tasks they fulfill through its digital platform, it is heartening to see that Ola is also supporting their children by offering scholarships across India through OPL.” (EOIC)