Cricket Education Program comes to Mangalore
Mangalore, September 16: Cricket India Academy launched its innovative curriculum based Cricket Education Program in Affiliation with Cricket Australia in Mangalore today under the gaze of former Indian cricketer Brijesh Patel, Cricket Australia’s Coach Manager Matthew Betsey and Martin Gleeson, CEO Sports Education Development India Ltd (SEDIL) at the St. Aloysius Centenary Ground, Mangalore.
Having established roots in Mumbai, Pune and Rajasthan over the past two years, Cricket India Academy today formally announced their partnership with Mangala Sports Pvt Ltd, a respected and reputable sports and event company based in Mangalore.
“Cricket Education Program will be a great way to develop the next generation of cricketers in Mangalore” commented Mr. Patel. “We have a strong cricket history in India and this program will bring a strong system of coaching to help our grassroots development in Karnataka. It is a great initiative by Cricket India Academy to reach out to different parts of the country and develop structured program.”
“There is a lot of cricket talent and enthusiasm in India and we are pleased to offer this innovative coaching philosophy to children” supported Mr Betsey. “Cricket Australia always aspires to bring the best standards and practices into junior cricket coaching and its great that Mangalore children will now be able to benefit.”
Mr. Martin Gleeson, CEO of SEDIL welcomed their new partners “on behalf of Cricket India Academy, I welcome Mangala Sports to our family and we are very much looking forward to working together in Mangalore to produce tomorrow’s champions. So far we have seen great improvements in the performance of our participants, not only in their skills but also their knowledge and understanding of the game. We are looking forward to working with Mangala Sports to provide a quality coaching environment in Mangalore.”
“We see a lot of young cricketers in Mangalore who are very talented and ready to compete but lack a platform of advanced training and coaching” expressed Mr. Shashidhar Kodical, Managing Director of Mangala Sports Pvt Ltd. “So, to promote these young generations and the school children of age 5 to 14, we are tied up with Cricket India Academy to give a more structured cricket education and training.”
Cricket Australia also underwrites the global accreditation program for coaches with an ongoing professional development program also in place. In his role as Coach Director, ex-Indian international cricketer and Pune Warriors Coach Pravin Amre is also involved in coach education and the training of the Academy’s elite players.