Coach Pramod Yadav: Head Coach & Founder of RDS Cricket Academy in Azamgarh, U.P
Azamgarh is one of the rising parts of Uttar Pradesh when it comes to cricket development as slowly but steadily new cricket academies, cricket grounds and other cricket infrastructure is taking place. Back in the days, a place like Azamgarh which is the hometown of India U19 & Mumbai Ranji Player Sarafaraz Khan used to lack proper cricket academies and cricket infrastructure.
However, things are changing with new cricket academies in Azamgarh coming up and R.D.S Cricket Academy in Azamgarh is one of those upcoming names which is slowly making a mark for itself. The R.D.S Cricket Academy is founded by Coach Pramod Yadav who was himself a professional cricketer. Coach Pramod Yadav was in U.P 23 Camp during his playing days while he also played District Level from Azamgarh. Pramod began playing under Coach Ravikant Bhatt at RKB Cricket Academy in Delhi. However, a serious injury and a liver infection meant Pramod had to discontinue his cricket career.
At the age of 25, Pramod started coaching and he serves as the Head Coach at RDS Cricket Academy in Azamgarh, U.P. Pramod also did necessary education to become a certified cricket coach and he now trains over 70 players at his academy. Pramod who is at present ICC Level ‘A’ Certified is also the coach of Azamgarh Women’s Team. In last 3 years, Coach Pramod Yadav has worked with state and national level cricketers ranging from Lukmaan Ansari, Kamruddin Ansari, Ankit Pandey, Vishwakant Yadav amongst others.
Sharing with Cricketgraph, Pramod shared ” A liver infection during my playing days ensured my cricket career got over but now as a cricket coach i want to serve my players with best facilities. R.D.S Cricket Academy in Azamgarh aims to change the landscape providing a proper cricket ground and modern amenities for our students. In last 3 years i have coached many district, state and national level players and i wish someone from Azamgarh goes on to represent India”
Pramod Yadav was himself a medium pacer and he specializes in fast bowling coaching. His R.D.S Cricket Academy boasts of all modern facilities required for quality coaching including a proper cricket ground, 3 turfs out of which 2 are cemented and even provision for night practice.
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