Neeraj is a more recent addition to the team if trustees, and bring a wealth of knowledge and passion from both his cricketing and professional background.
Name: Neeraj Bhasin
Job: Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and Regional Clinical Director of the West Yorkshire Vascular Service, West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts.
What made you want to be involved with TCA Foundation? Having played cricket, and now watching my boys, I’ve seen how it can instil such positive energy, emotion, values, behaviours, skills and teamwork. To be able to help these fantastic cricket coaches make such a significant difference to local disadvantaged or vulnerable people’s lives through the power of cricket is a privilege. What they’ve achieved so far is inspirational and incredible. I hope I can help the charity achieve so much more and therefore support even more of our community through this fantastic sport
What is you earliest Cricket memory? I’d just started playing cricket at school in 1986 and then my Dad became the team doctor for the touring Indian Cricket Team. The team contained the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Ravi Shastri and they were all at our house! I think that gave me the bug
Most memorable cricket moment? Personally playing, it has to be the first time I hit a six out of the ground (it was a small ground). It was in a team with my brother and Dad also playing so it was even more special
Cricketing Idols? I could do a list! Graham Thorpe, Allan Donald, Curtly Ambrose are the first three that pop in my head!
Favourite country visited? Has to be India with New Zealand in secondConnect with TCA Foundation