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The Commonwealth Bank Multicultural Leadership Program

Australian cricket has a vision to be Australia’s favourite sport. To achieve this vision, cricket must be a sport for all Australians: a sport that truly reflects Australia’s culturally diverse society by attracting new fans and players to the game.

The Commonwealth Bank Multicultural Leadership Program provides leadership development opportunities within migrant communities, recognising the contribution multicultural participants make to Australian cricket and presenting them with the chance for deeper involvement in the game.

Through the program, 12 Multicultural Cricket Ambassadors have been selected to introduce other young people from culturally diverse communities to cricket and influence mainstream Australian cricket clubs to embrace multicultural communities.

The 12 Ambassadors will work with multicultural communities, schools, cricket clubs/associations and multicultural organisations on projects designed specifically for Australia’s diverse communities.

To get in touch with one of the Ambassadors, contact Cricket Australia’s Diversity Manager Juhi McInerney.

 

Amir

Name:  Ramish Amir-Latifi
Nickname: Mirzy
DOB: 26 October 1990
Born in: New Delhi, India
Resides in: Gilles Plains, SA
Cultural heritage: Afghan
Position: Bowler
Bowling style: Right-arm fast
Batting style: RHB
Favourite Player and Team: Glenn McGrath. England
What I want to achieve through the program: Meeting Darren Lehmann at my local cricket highlighted the importance of leadership and teamwork. I hope to further improve these skills through the program.
 

Ben

Name:  Ben Kim
Nickname: BK
DOB: 02 October 1990
Born in: Campbelltown, NSW
Resides in: Prestons, NSW
Cultural heritage: Korean
Position: Bowler
Bowling style: Left-arm fast
Batting style: LHB
Favourite Player and Team: Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson. Australia
What I want to achieve through the program: I would love to make a career out of cricket. I will always have a passion for the game and I will do everything I can to become the best cricketer I can be.
 Cameron Name:  Cameron Ludowyke
Nickname: Ludaz
DOB: 17 June 1994
Born in: Melbourne, AUS
Resides in: Ringwood East, VIC
Cultural heritage: Sri Lankan/Australian
Position: All-rounder
Bowling style: Right-arm medium
Batting style: RHB
Favourite Player and Team: Michael Hussey and Shane Watson. Australia
What I want to achieve through the program: I hope to gain the opportunity to put what I learnt in my Level 1 coaching course and through the program toward developing my knowledge, leadership and cricketing skills. I hope to gain a career in cricket coaching.
 

Harry

Name: Harry Fernando
Nickname: Rookie, H, Abba
DOB: 15 July 1993
Born in: Melbourne, AUS
Resides in: Springvale, VIC
Cultural heritage: Sri Lankan
Position: Bowler
Bowling style: Right-arm leg spin
Batting style: RHB
Favourite Player and Team: Kumar Sangakkara. Sri Lanka
What I want to achieve through the program: My aim is to have a career in cricket regardless if it’s as a player, coach or umpire. I hope to gain the necessary leadership and development skills to achieve my objectives through the program.
 

Joshua

Name:  Joshua Romero
Nickname: Jomero
DOB: 08 July 1993
Born in: Paddington, AUS
Resides in: Rooty Hill, NSW
Cultural heritage: Filipino
Position: Bowler
Bowling style: Right-arm medium fast
Batting style: RHB
Favourite Player and Team: Adam Gilchrist. Australia.
What I want to achieve through the program: I'm currently studying Sports Coaching and Administration at Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE). I hope that the program will further develop my leadership experiences as well as further my cricketing career.
 

Justin

Name:  Justin Frew
Nickname: Frewy
DOB: 05 October 1992
Born in: Brisbane, AUS
Resides in: Jindalee, QLD
Cultural heritage: Maltese/Australian
Position: Wicket Keeper/Batsman
Bowling style: n/a
Batting style: RHB
Favourite Player and Team: Adam Gilchrist. Australia
What I want to achieve through the program: I look forward to training and learning from the best in order to improve myself. Adam Gilchrist’s book, True Colours, taught me to never give up on my dreams. I love coaching and mentoring young cricketers and the program will give me the leadership skills and confidence that I need to pursue my career.
 

Kashun

Name:  Kashun Janappriya
DOB: 12 February 1993
Born in: Sri Lanka
Resides in: Alice Springs, NT
Cultural heritage: Sri Lankan
Position: Bowler
Favourite Player and Team: Shane Watson. Australia and Sri Lanka
What I want to achieve through the program: I hope to improve my leadership and communication skills through the program so that I can get other kids from Alice Springs involved in cricket.
 Kevin Name:  Kevin Tissera
Nickname: Special K
DOB: 03 August 1993
Born in: Theran, IRAN
Resides in: Hallam, VIC
Cultural heritage: Indian/Sri Lankan
Position: All-rounder
Bowling style: Right-arm leg spin
Batting style: RHB
Favourite Player and Team: Adam Gilchrist. Australia
What I want to achieve through the program: I have loved the sport of cricket all my life and hope to continue my love for the game as I grow up. I’m interested in becoming a sports scientist within cricket to remain in the number one sport.
 Malcom Name:  Malcom Tshuma
DOB: 20 September 1992
Born in: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Resides in: Piara Waters, WA
Cultural heritage: Zimbabwean
Position: Bowler
Bowling style: Right-arm Medium Fast
Batting style: RHB
Favourite Player and Team: Dale Steyn. Western Warriors and Zimbabwe
What I want to achieve through the program: I want to develop and enhance my mental toughness and learn what it takes to compete at the next level. Ideally, I would like to take what I learnt back to my club and teammates and pursue a coaching career at the grassroots level.
 

Nicholas

Name:  Nic Toscan
Nickname: Tozza
DOB: 07 October 1993
Born in: Penrith, AUS
Resides in: Wilberforce, NSW
Cultural heritage: Italian/Australian
Position: All-rounder
Bowling style: Right-arm leg spin
Batting style: RHB
Favourite Player and Team: Michael Hussey. NSW Blues and Australia
What I want to achieve through the program: Since commencing a Sports Science degree at the Australian Catholic University, I have found that the Centre of Excellence Camp has given me many insights into the science of cricket. I feel that this experience will help me pursue a career in the Sports Science field.
 

Roberto

Name:  Roberto de Nobrega
Nickname: Robby
DOB: 07 April 1995
Born in: Cape Town, South Africa
Resides in: Salter Point, WA
Cultural heritage: Portuguese
Position: All-rounder
Bowling style: Medium 
Batting style: RHB
Favourite Player and Team: Mitchell Johnson. Australia
What I want to achieve through the program: Through the early stages of the program I have learnt that the art of teamwork is becoming more important in modern day sport. I hope that learning about teamwork and leadership help improve my communication skills with my school mates and cricket team.
 

Soumil

Name:  Soumil Chhibber
DOB: 16 June 1995
Born in: New Delhi, India
Resides in: Homebush, NSW
Cultural heritage: Indian
Position: Bowler
Bowling style: Right-arm off spin
Batting style: RHB
Favourite Player and Team: Shane Warne, Murli, Steve Waugh and Kapil. Australia
What I want to achieve through the program: Since being selected for the NSW U/19 squad I hope to gain additional leadership experience from the program that I hope to share with the squad.

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