In what can be termed as good news for all the aspiring cricketers & enthusiasts, India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma has teamed up with CricKingdom Cricket Academy which is being setup and launched at Islam Gymkhana on 18th of October 2019. The academy has Rohit Sharma as their brand ambassador while Dhawal Kulkarni is the mentor which will be a great opportunity for kids to interact with them.
The event was conducted by relevant delegates of Rohit Sharma like his Younger brother Vishal Sharma, Rohit’s father Gurunath Sharma, Islam Gymkhana’s CEO Chetan Suryavanshi, Parag Dhaliwal-Country Head and Director of Crickingdom Academy, Yusuf Abrahani-the president of Islam Gymkhana amongst others. Rohit’s father and brother were also seen having a good time in the nets.
The normal batches begin from November 1, 2019 and the academy is open for all the boys and girls across all age categories starting from age 6. The academy has also decided to provide free training session once a week to all girls aged between 6 and 16. Specialised camps, clinics, fitness guidance, strength and conditioning, video analysis sessions, personal training and domestic/international tours are some of the other premium features offered by the academy to its students.
Excerpts received from the Press Release-
Spokesperson from Crickingdom Academy shares it won’t be a run of the mill cricket academy which you often see, this is going to be a unique set up where the youngsters will be groomed and trained under renowned coaches. The trainees will be put through a holistic program and the progress of every individual would be monitored by experts and their performances throughout the training period would be evaluated on a regular basis.
Brand Ambassador, Rohit Sharma, who is busy with the Indian team sent his wishes and said, “I am delighted that CricKingdom is launching a cricket academy in Mumbai. We can promote cricket at grass roots level through the tailored annual curriculum, in-house mobile app for training & tracking and global access to CricKingdom academies. The amazing team with its rich experience in running the best in class academy operations would definitely make this initiative come true.”
Mumbai team’s bowling spearhead Dhawal Kulkarni who has also played for India is being roped in as the mentor of the CricKingdom Academy and he shares’ Through CricKingdom, we’ll be opening centers not just in the Tier 1 cities, but also expanding the same platform in Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities in India. Parents will have complete visibility on the progress of their ward making it more transparent and impactful.”
Chetan Suryawanshi – CricKingdom CEO who was also Singapore Cricket Team captain for 10 years said “CricKingdom is a platform that connects cricket, players, coaches and students in an integrated ecosystem that drives seamless engagement, interaction, learning and transaction. CricKingdom will remove inefficiencies that exist today, making every user’s experience productive and delightful.”
Parag Dahiwal – Director & Country Head who also represented Singapore said, ‘We want the kids to start playing cricket at the early age of 5, where they build the muscle memory and develop soon to be a feeder for the schools, districts, state and national sides.’