The state of Jammu and Kashmir has taken a decisive step towards grooming the young talents in the state as the “State Cricket Academy” began its operation today at Srinagar’s Bakshi stadium.
The first coaching camp being held at the stadium will be for children below the age of 16.
Parveen Rasool is the only player from the state of Jammu and Kashmir to have played for the Indian national team.
The off-spinner, who has appeared in one ODI and one T20I for India has also featured for three different teams in the IPL where he last played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in last year’s edition.
SCA reiterated that its team will focus on overall development of the players and not produce only “one- trick ponies”.
The facility will look to nurture cricketers at the grassroots level and be a nursery for cricketers, who will perform on a much bigger stage in the days to come.
The first coaching camp for the U-16 cricketers in being held at a makeshift arrangement with the Sports Council still working on the facilities at the academy.
However, as per the reports from the Sports Council, the construction work for the same will be done at a rapid pace.
The academy will have all the modern facilities with includes turf as well as cemented wickets in addition to all the other basic necessities.