A cricket academy jointly conducted by IPL team Delhi Daredevils and N H Goel World School Cricket Academy will be inaugurated here on June 22. N H Goel World School and GMR Sports — the owners of the IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils– signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for opening a Cricket Academy for the school children of Raipur, last year.
Captain of Delhi Daredevils and former Team India player Zaheer Khan and mentor of Delhi Daredevils T A Sekar will be present along with other dignitaries from GMR Sports during the inaugural function. Raipur Mayor Pramod Dubey will be the chief guest.
Children from other schools apart from the students of N H Goel World School can be part of this academy and hone their skills under the guidance of experts. As per the agreement the selected students will be trained by coaches appointed by Delhi Daredevils who will with the help of the school staff impart coaching for two hours for three days in a week.
A maximum of 100 students will be chosen initially. The aim of the academy is to impart professional training to students. Making the students competent enough to stand on their own in any level of the game for their age group.