International cricket player Dwayne Bravo will visit The University of Toledo Saturday, Sept. 17.
Bravo, an all-rounder for the West Indies and runner-up for the 2015 ESPY Award for best play, will be bowling between the wickets with UT students in the annual cricket tournament organized by the Indian Students Cultural Organization.The tournament will be on the baseball fields at Stranahan Elementary School, located at 3840 N. Holland Sylvania Road. However, if it rains Friday, Saturday’s tournament will be at Dorr Elementary School’s baseball field at 1205 King Road.
The Trinidad native also will hold a meet-and-greet from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Student Union Auditorium. Tickets cost $10 for students and $15 for the public. The first 200 ticket buyers also will be able to take a photo with the athlete.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Tracey Hidalgo, regulatory coordinator in the UT Office of International Student and Scholar Services, who also is from Trinidad. “Cricket is wildly popular overseas. Americans grow up with football and baseball. For us in the Caribbean, it’s a cricket culture.”
“In addition to helping our international students feel more at home here in Toledo through this fun experience with a famous cricketer, we’re also excited to introduce American students to the game,” said Diane Engbretson, assistant director of the UT Center for International Studies and Programs. “They’ll learn about the love of cricket around the world.”
Tickets for the meet-and-greet with Bravo are available at Ask Rocky in Student Union Room 2525.
For more information, contact the Center for International Studies and Programs at 419.530.5268.