Mumbai: Talented Mumbai schoolboy Prithvi Shaw is to head for England to be with 157-year-old educational institution, Cheadle Hulme School, in Manchester for the three-month summer semester.
This initiative was thought up by Dr Samir Pathak, a UK based general surgeon and former England Universities cricketer, and John Wilson, a teacher in the UK private school to help talented Indian schoolboys to hone their talents in the UK, in conditions alien to India, a media release said.
AAP Entertainment, floated by former left arm spinner Nilesh Kulkarni, and the boy's mentor Makarand Waingankar suggested the name of Shaw for the initiative and it was accepted.
Shaw would be busy with academic studies in the morning and then would play cricket with the first school XI in regular and local cup fixtures, according to the school's headmistress and former England woman cricketer Lucy Pearson.
"Outside School, Prithvi will have the chance to gain experience with Bramhall and Lancashire County Cricket Clubs and throughout his time here will be treated as a member of the Cheadle Hulme School Community," she added.