The University of Aberdeen has been announced as the official partner of this month’s One Day Internationals against Sri Lanka.
The partnership was confirmed on Tuesday 7th May, and as part of the deal Cricket Scotland’s head coach and players will visit Aberdeen to offer some top tips to the University’s newly formed women’s team and members of the men’s team.
The institution has recently announced a new route for Sri Lankan students to study medicine in Aberdeen.
Scotland will take on the South Asian country as part of the 2019 summer internationals on May 18 and 21 in Edinburgh.
The new Sri Lanka Medical Pathway will see Sri Lankan students spend three years studying in Scotland and the final clinical years working in hospitals in Sri Lanka, offering them a unique opportunity to gain experience working in two healthcare systems.
University of Aberdeen’s medical programme was ranked the best in Scotland and fourth in the UK in the Guardian University League Tables 2019.
The University recently appointed a Head of Cricket, Daniel Sutton, who arrived in Scotland after working with the Argentina national team. Daniel has taken on the role of development officer as part of a partnership with the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon College and Cricket Scotland.
Since his appointment, Daniel has managed to increase recruitment for the men’s team and also established the University’s first women’s team.
Prof Rona Patey, Acting Deputy Head of the University of Aberdeen School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring this series of matches between Scotland and Sri Lanka. Our new Sri Lankan pathway to study medicine at Aberdeen is an exciting new innovation so the opportunity to partner with Cricket Scotland for these matches is a great chance for us to work together.”
Paul Macari, Commercial Manager, said “Aberdeen has been a hotbed for cricket over the past 150 years and we are excited at this new partnership with the university.
“It is fantastic news that the university has identified cricket as a medium to engage with the Sri Lankan community by sponsoring the upcoming ODI series.”