Australia's La Trobe university inks deal with Kings XI Punjab

Australia`s La Trobe University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kings XI Punjab for a exchange programme for the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

IANS| Updated: Sep 05, 2014, 19:53 PM IST
Australia's La Trobe university inks deal with Kings XI Punjab

New Delhi: Australia`s La Trobe University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kings XI Punjab for a exchange programme for the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

"Under the new MOU with Kings XI Punjab, we are undertaking research into mutually agreed topics such as fan engagement, marketing and promotional practices, and other areas of value for the franchise," said Leigh Drake, head of the senior delegation from the university, here Friday.

As a part of the MoU both sides shall work on joint programs, activities, projects and research in training and education in the areas of sport management and sport science. There will be staff professional development and research opportunities between the parties.

The university team is a part of delegation of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who is on a two-day whirlwind tour of India.

La Trobe University senior delegation is currently in India as part of their south Asia Tour with special focus to further enhance the existing relations between the two countries.