The Chandu Borde Cricket Academy (CBCA) was launched on 15th December 2012 at GIIS Indore by Mr Chandu Borde, Vice - President, Global Schools Foundation.
GIIS believes that education is not just about academics but about holistic development of an individual. CBCA has customized cricket pitches for intense practise under the guidance of professional coaches.
The progress of children being trained at the CBCA will be monitored by Mr. Borde himself, who will make periodic visits to mentor and guide the team to become one of the leading cricket teams in the future.
Mr. Borde is a renowned cricketer. In the realm of cricket, he was the ex-captain of Indian National Cricket team and has been the Chairman of the Selection Committee of BCCI for two terms. In July 2007, he was appointed as the Manager of the Indian National Team. He has received various awards including Arjuna award, Maharashtra Bhushan and Padma Bhushan in 2002.
Mr. Chandu Borde on the occasion said, "GIIS is making a lot of effort in making children all-rounder who can perform well in any career or field they choose. The CBCA is going to be an integral part of the childrens growth. I am honoured to be a part of it. and I will always be available for these children in whatever way I can. Education builds technical competencies, whereas sports develop a spirit of sportsmanship which teaches the child to accept both winning & losing."
To grace this occasion GIIS was proud to have Mr. Sanjay Jagdale as the Chief Guest. Mr. Jagdale is an ex-cricketer and present Secretary of Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI). Mr. Jagdale on the occasion said, "It is an honour to be a part of this academy. We need more initiatives by schools to build great cricketers for the country. GIIS is doing a wonderful job in giving children a holistic growth that is not only academy based but beyond."