David Boon to meet Kerala CM to promote Tasmania

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 5 (IANS) Former Australian batsman David Boon will meet Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here on Wednesday.

The 55-year-old played for his country between 1984 to 1996, appearing in 107 Tests and 181 One-Dayers, scoring 7,422 runs and 5,964 runs, respectively. He was also Australia’s national selector for a decade from 2001 to 2011.

Boon, who hails from the island state of Tasmania, is currently part of the Tasmanian Trade Commission and the brand ambassador for his state. He is arriving here to promote his state in India.

According to a source, Boon is expected to call on other ministers and also industry captains from the state, and will do his best to attract students to Tasmania for higher studies.

A large number students from Kerala are studying in states of Australia, but not in Tasmania.

–IANS

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