Dean of School of International Education (SIE), Mr Chen Hongjun, inaugurated the newly established Cricket Association (SIECA) on October 11 at the West Campus Ground of Dalian University of Technology (DUT).
The launching ceremony of School of International Education Cricket Association (SIECA) was held on Sunday morning which was organised by SIECA management led by the association leader Mr Zeeshan Gohar (果哈尔). Mr Chen was accompanied by SIECA Patron in Chief Ms Fanyu, SIE Sports In-charge Ms Yi Honglian and Degree Students Counselor Mr Fu Chongbin. The lanuching ceremony was held at the West Campus Ground of Dalian University of Technology.
The proceedings of the launching ceremony started with the reception of Mr Chen by SIECA leader Mr Gohar followed by the cap ceremony of SIECA players. Mr Chen officially launched the game by playing on the field. Both Mr Chen and Ms Fanyu were presented with official SIECA shirt by the team cpatains. He also addressed the players after the cap ceremony where he said:
“Congratulations to you for establishing the first cricket associaion. I also appreciate the efforts of Ms Fanyu and Mr Gohar in organising this association. I hope that this association will prosper in future because our goal of this association is to promote the game among Chinese students. Good luck to you all.”
An exhibition match was played between two SIECA teams after the cap ceremony.
SIECA is a unique and first-of-its-kind association for the purpose of promoting the game within the Chinese students at DUT as well as providing the international students with the opportuinity to polish and entertain them utilizing their cricketing talent. It aims to promote the game not only in the campuses of DUT but also in the city as well as in the province. Current SIECA consists of cricket players from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and other cricketing nations. SIECA is so far the biggest association in SIE having more than 30 members.