Naweed Ghany is tipped to become one of the leading players in the world of cricket as his career goes from strength to strength since he joined the Bradford College Cricket Academy in 2009.
Naweed Ghany from Sri Lanka, whose quick moves and skilful bowling attracted the attention of Bradford College officials Ronnie Todd and Adil Mahmood, was signed up for an Education and Sports Programme linked to the Bradford College Cricket Academy in 2009.
From a young age, Naweed Ghany was a star in the making. Renowned for being an all round performer of exceptional talent, he now has a string of international sporting awards under his belt. Commenting on becoming a member of the Cricket Academy, Naweed said: “This has been a great international experience for me, allowing me to balance studying with my passion for cricket.”
Maintaining his passion for Cricket, Naweed studied on a BA (Hons) Business Administration, whilst also joining Bradford & Bingley Cricket Club to make great contribution to the Club’s Trophy winning season.
Following his outstanding performance, Naweed has now become the first College student to be selected for Leeds/Bradford University Cricket Centre of Excellence (UCCE) Representative Honours. The UCCE is one of only six University Centres of Cricketing Excellence supported by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The MCC at Lord's is the 'Home of Cricket' and the most famous club in world cricket.
Elaborating further Ronnie Todd said: “The UCCE Team plays at County Cricket Level and last weekend Naweed played at Worcester’s County Ground, one of the most beautiful and historic grounds in the country.”
Ronnie continued: “All the College Sports Staff are absolutely delighted for Naweed. He’s a really talented player and deserves every success. Everyone at the College has total confidence he will continue to progress up the World Cricket Ladder to the highest level.”
College Cricket Coach Shiv Krishan reflected: “Naweed has been a great team member and all the College players are really proud of his achievements, he can reach the top!’’
Ian Morrall, President of Bradford & Bingley Cricket Club added: “Naweed Ghany is a great talent and has a promising future.”