Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to establish cricket academy – Cricket News Update
Following the footstep of his compatriot, Virender Sehwag, the Indian captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has taken initiative to establish a cricket academy in Haryana, India.
For the purpose, Dhoni recently sent a formal request to Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, to lease out a piece of land.
According to the sources near to the Indian captain, Dhoni has plans to set up a cricket academy that will provide world-class facilities to the local youngsters to polish their talent and skills.
The wicket-keeper batsman is not the first to decide to go for the academy, as the veteran opening batsman, Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh have already set up their academies in different parts of the country.
Dhoni’s written request for land has been confirmed by Haryana’s Sports Ministry but the government has asked the Indian skipper to come up with more details about his project.
The step step has been welcomed by Haryana’s State Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Sukhbir Kataria, but at the same time, he clarified that the government will make final decision after getting complete data about Dhoni’s plans.
“We will also have to see if his request can be covered within our laid down rules and policy. Therefore, to say anything more at this stage will be premature. Let’s wait for his response first and let’s see what his entire project is,” Kataria said while
talking to the local media.
Under the command of Dhoni who led India to historic World Cup glory, the Indian team is currently on the tour to England. After being humiliated 4-0 in the Test series, the Men in Blue failed to produce anything special in the One Day International (ODI),
as their chances to clinch the series ended on Sunday, September 11, 2011 when the fourth ODI which ended in tie at Lord’s.
The World Champions have a very hectic scheduled ahead, as they are bound to meet England and Australia in the home and away series respectively later this year. Hence, Dhoni’s project may take some extra time to complete.