Samir is an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Liver and Pancreatic Surgery at the University of Bristol and Bristol Royal Infirmary. A wicketkeeper-batsman, he was also an accomplished sportsman, representing England University Cricket XI in 2004 and captaining Liverpool University 2003-2005. Currently, he is a playing member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), and sits on the MCC Cricket Committee.
“My early years spent playing cricket meant that I wanted to give something back to the game. Utilising sport as a vehicle to change lives is something that I think is novel and can have far reaching and very positive influences at both an individual and societal level. That is why CBB was founded and I hope we continue to grow from strength to strength and support many more young cricketers. Please do join and support us in this journey.”
Rajiv is an academic and advisor based at Stanford University working in the field of institutional investment management, specifically on the interplay between pension funds, sovereign funds, public policy, infrastructure and technology. A former first-class cricketer, he has captained the Oxford University Blues Cricket team, and represented the MCC British Combined Universities team as well as his home town province Auckland A team. He is also a playing member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
“I am passionate about education and the role that sport plays in helping to provide an enriching learning process, providing life-long lessons such as leadership, team-work and delayed gratification, regardless of the level played out. Cricket has given me many wonderful experiences. It is rewarding to be able to give back to the game through CBB and help provide the next generation of leaders a truly unique personal and cricketing development opportunity.”
John is a teacher of Modern Languages at the Cheadle Hulme School, and the Vice Chairman of the of The Independent Schools Modern Languages Association. He was educated at Hymers College, University of Hull, University of Manchester and University of Bath. He is also the Educational Director and a Co-Founder of CBB.
“CBB matters to me because I believe for that for education to work in our modern world it must be truly international. We all need a genuine understanding of how other cultures operate, and how we often share fundamental values. With CBB we have opted for the vehicle of cricket, and I cannot think of a better one.”
Jay is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from SDM College of Engineering, Dharwad, India. He is an Associate Vice President and a Global Client Partner at HCL Technologies. Jay is a cricket tragic (or at least he believes so!); he enjoys playing club cricket in England and is one of the founders of the Windermere Cricket Club.
“I’m passionate about cricket, and love the idea of combining it with education as a vehicle to improves the lives of people. I am responsible for social media, web presence and corporate liaison for CBB”.
Oscar is a postgraduate Biology research student at Durham University. He is also an award-winning wildlife photographer, and has had images placed in several international competitions. Cricket has always featured in his life; he captained Durham University Cricket Club whilst a student, and is currently a playing member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
“I have enjoyed a relatively privileged upbringing, and had many opportunities to pursue activities like cricket and develop my skills. Unfortunately, not everyone is in the same position. I wanted to help give something back, which led me to join CBB, as I was very keen on their aims to use sport to change the lives of underprivileged children.”
Sachin is a Singaporean management consultant based in New York. His cricket career highlights include representing the Singapore national team and Oxford MCCU, earning the first cricket Blue at Oxford University for a Singaporean, and bragging rights having dismissed Sanath Jayasuriya (albeit having helped him reach a century with some generous bowling). He is also a playing member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
“I take care of CBB’s finances, looking after the bank accounts and any financial reporting. Having witnessed firsthand the power of sport to change the lives of many youngsters, I am a true believer in CBB’s mission. I hope to continue supporting the cause and help it grow from strength to strength, as I hope you will too!”