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Three Singapore cricketers are off to Perth in Australia to fast-track their improvement.
Chetan Suryawanshi, Shoib Razzak and Pramodh Raja will play in the Western Australian Cricket Association League until early March, before returning to the local league.
Suryawanshi and Shoib will start off in Grade 2, while Raja will play Grade 3.
In June, in another of its overseas exposure programmes, the SCA sent seven players to Chennai, India, for a 10-day training course.
'We are committed to raising the standard of the national team, and one of the best ways is to send them off to Australia, where the competition is stiff,'' said Singapore Cricket Association deputy president Mahmood Gaznavi, who also chairs the development committee.
Read the full story at The Strait Times.
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