Maxtalent Global Sports Cricket Academy Launch, Hyderabad
Maxtalent Global Sports launches Hyderabad's first world-class cricket academy in partnership with Sports Square
When it comes to cricket we can never have enough! Now, the good news for budding young cricketers is that they can train in a world-classcentre right here in Hyderabad. This is being made possible by Maxtalent Global Sports (MGS), an international sports training institutionthat’s recognized and registered with Federal Ministry for UAE General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare and commended by ICC for its contribution to cricket training, which inauguratedthe first world class cricket training academy at Meridian School in Hyderabad today, in partnership with Sports Square, a Hyderabad outfit.
The state-of-the-artacademy was inaugurated by India’s Cricket Legend and recipient of Col. CK Naidu Lifetime Achievement Award (2009), Shri Gundappa Vishwanath. Also present on the occasion were the Chairman& CEO of Maxtalent Global Sports – Mr Sudhakar Shetty who had flown down from Dubai for the launch and Mr Adarsh Reddy, CEO, Sports Square, Hyderabad.
Speaking on the occasion Vishwanath said, I am pleased to launch The Sports Square, an academy which shows immense potential, it has a lovely ground, turf is laid, excellent coaches, one of the Coaches represented the bank team I played for. Sports Square involving eminent players like Dennis Lillee, Dave Whatmore to coach here will make a huge difference. This academy is having a good start with a strength of 40 to begin with. If kids start palying on a turf in the beginning itself it helps in the long run. Today, academies are mushrooming across with no good infrastructure or coaches. A coach has to be some one who has played cricket, but most such academies have coaches who are just drill masters with no cricket playing experience, these drill masters can’t impart any technique to kids. An academy like Sports Square will do well and do justice to the wards. The coaches should train the kids in the basics and such kids can excel in any format of cricket, otherwise they will remain 20-20 speacialists. India has enormous raw talent and academies like these can tap them and unearth gems. My idol Jaisimha is from this city and several talented world class cricketers Pataudi, Azhar, Laxman hail from this city, they all worked hard to reach there, including Sachin worked hard even on the last day of his career. Ensure the wards here work hard too, to reach those heights. Regarding his debut test match at Kanpur in 1969 he said, I was nervous with butterflies flying to face the West Indian pacers, more so in the second innings as I was out for a duck in the first innings, had a sleepless night, worried about failing again could lead to end of my innings in test cricket. In the second innings went to corner of the stadium and was intensly watching the batting partnership between Ashok Mankad and Ajit Wadekar, some one from behind came and tapped me, it was captain Pataudi, he asked me not to worry, take it easy and said I will score a century. This eased the pressure on me and went on to score a century in the second innings. He said I would rate the 97 not out against West Indies at Chepauk as my best innings and the 139 at Kolkatta with Karsan Gauri at the other end and tremendous pressure on me to score as the best knock. Regarding the current Indian cricket team he said they need to perform more consistently in all areas, if batting clicks, bowling is noit coming good or vice versa or fielding is letting down, they need to regain confidence. Its good they are playing abroad before world cup. Regarding Dhoni, he said he is doing well. It is upto the selectors to decide on the team composition and captain.
The best-in-class cricket academy willprovide students with brilliant opportunities and offer expert training under regular coaches and legends of the game, along with special sessions and camps by visiting coaches. With access to top-notch facilities and opportunities to play matches in India and abroad, Sports Square and Maxtalent Global Sports provide very intense learning and exposure which give trainees an edge in developing their gameand raising the bar of their performance to whole, new levels.
As cheering is the fact that as a part of its CSR initiative, Sports Square plans to offer grants and scholarships to under-privileged students who are talented and eager to learn. While the present focus is on Cricket, Sports Square also plans to provide training for Badminton, Volleyball, Hockey and other sports in the near future.
Inaugurating the academy, ace cricketer, Shri GundappaVishwanath said, “I am pleased to inaugurate this training academy in Hyderabad which enjoys a tradition of churning out great cricketers. I am sure that this would be an ideal platform for aspiring cricketers to get top of the line professional cricket training and excel in the sport.”
Expressing his elation on the launch, Mr Sudhakar Shetty, Chairman & CEO of Maxtalent Global Sports said, “We are happy to partner with Sports Square and set up this training academy in Hyderabad. We hope to reach out tothousands of cricket aspirantsand provide them with a platform by promoting their exceptional talent and in turn doing our bit to promote the sport.”
“Founded by a team of passionate sports fans, Sports Square is proud to pioneer this initiative of encouragingand nurturing young and enthusiastic talent to come forth and hone their sporting talent . I am hopeful we can make a differenceto a lot of livesby bringing out their inherent cricketing skills and sportsman spirit.” added Mr Adarsh Reddy, CEO, Sports Square, Hyderabad.
The first batch is commencing at Sports Square in the first week of April 2014. More details of admission process are available online at www.sportssquare.in.
ABOUT MAXTALENT GLOBAL SPORTS:
Founded in 2006, Maxtalent Global Sports is an international sports training institution that’s recognized and registered with Federal Ministry for UAE General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare, Chamber of Commerce & Economic Department of Sharjah (UAE). Led by Founder Chairman and CEO, Mr. Sudhakar Shetty, the institution provides world-class facilities, top coaching expertise and international opportunities for young talent across the world. Maxtalent Global Sports also organizes regular international tournaments for aspiring talent, and has been commended by ICC for its contribution to cricket training. With initiatives such as the Vision Cup (inter Schools), the Pride Cup (Inter-University), Cricket Max Way, MaxFit health Program, CSR (children with special needs and under privileged) and with other social programs, Maxtalent gives thousands of youngsters theopportunity to develop their game and enjoy Cricket.
ABOUT SPORTS SQUARE
Founded by a team of passionate sports fans, Sports Square brings Maxtalent Global Sport’s internationally acclaimed expertise to Hyderabad – a city that enjoys a tradition of churning out great cricketers,including CK Nayudu, ML Jaisimha, VVS Laxman and more. We provide best-in-class facilities, and offer expert training under regular coaches and legends of the game, along with special sessions and camps by visiting coaches. With access to best-in-class facilities and opportunities to play matches in India and abroad, Sports Square and Maxtalent Global Sports provide very high levels of learning and exposure which givestrainees an edge over others and helps them develop their game, better. As part of its CSR initiative, Sports Square also offers grants and scholarships to under-privileged talent. While the present focus is on Cricket, Sports Squarealso plans to provide training for Badminton, Volleyball, Hockey and other sports in the near future.