Campbellsville University sponsors cricket tournament in Hyderabad, India

Dr. H. Keith Spears with Hyderabad Tigers, one of the cricket teams sponsored by CU during the Freedom Cricket Tournament in Hyderabad, India.
Dr. H. Keith Spears with Hyderabad Tigers, one of the cricket teams sponsored by CU during the Freedom Cricket Tournament in Hyderabad, India.

By Amber Wright, communications assistant, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Always striving to broaden her horizons, Campbellsville University has stretched her wings and touched down in India.

Vice President for Communication and Assistant to the President Dr. H. Keith Spears, and professors Dr. Eric Harter and Dr. Anil Palla travelled to Hyderabad, India this past weekend to see the start of the Freedom Cricket Tournament.

Campbellsville University sponsors the tournament, which has 16 teams and will continue for an eight-week period.

“CU has a significant number of students and alumni from Hyderabad,” Spears said. “This was a great way to show our community support and share the mission of our university in India.”

Club sport teams will be competing against one another on amateur cricket fields in Hyderabad. Shirts, trophies and signage display the CU logo.

“Cricket is the India past time. Our support for the game resonates with our students and spreads our name across the southern India region,” Palla said.

“I cannot express how much we appreciate professor Anil Palla, who coordinated our sponsorship. His ideas and understanding of our international students are key to success,” Spears said.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 10,000 students offering more than 90 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with Kentucky instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville, and nationally in Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay, Jacksonville, Fla. and Chicago. The university also has a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

Professors Eric Harter (L) and Anil Palla (R) VP Keith Spears (C) join in the CU sponsorship of the Freedom Cricket Tournament in Hyderabad, India.
Professors Eric Harter (L) and Anil Palla (R) VP Keith Spears (C) join in the CU sponsorship of the Freedom Cricket Tournament in Hyderabad, India.