Cricket connects international students in NSW

17 April 2015

A photo of Raj Kumar Gurung receiving his cricket tournament trophy.

The NSW Police Force, supported by StudyNSW, Multicultural NSW and NSW universities, recently hosted a T20 cricket tournament for international students in NSW.

The tournament, held at Parramatta earlier this month, saw teams of students from Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan compete in a round-robin cricket tournament which included the opportunity to play alongside former Australian Test bowler Brett Lee.

StudyNSW sponsored the event because of its alignment with StudyNSW's aim to provide positive community experiences for international students who are living and studying in NSW.

In a close game that went down to the final over, Nepal beat Pakistan. Player of the tournament was Raj Kumar Gurung from Nepal who attends the ECA College in Sydney.

The tournament is part of NSW Police Force's long-term plan to connect with international students and improve the safety awareness of international students in NSW.

The NSW Government established StudyNSW to increase the number of international students studying in NSW or with NSW education providers overseas, improve the quality of their experience while in the State and recognise their contributions to their communities.

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