3rd December 2019, Lucknow – Cricket Academy of Pathans opens its maiden centre in Lucknow in the presence of ace cricketer Mr Yusuf Pathan and Mr Harmeet Vasdev, Managing Director (CAP), at a press conference held at Stars of God School complex, Keshav Nagar, Sitapur Road, Lucknow. The academy will employ state-of-the-art coaching techniques to teach and develop budding cricketers in Lucknow.
CAP is currently nurturing talent in Delhi, Noida, Jaipur, Ranchi, Ludhiana, Kota, Patna, Bengaluru, Rajkot, Mainpuri, Hisar, Morbi, Akola, Port Blair, and Lunawada. With a team of qualified mentors, along with Pathan brothers – Irfan and Yusuf initiated CAP around three years back. The brothers started the venture because of the passion and enthusiasm they shared for the game.
Recently, 45 students have already been selected to play at district and state levels. Trials for scholarships are also in full swing, aiming to aid the talented with the right resources. CAP seems to move the required step in the right direction and is also known for transforming raw talent into players who were later selected to play at a district level/state level.
Yusuf Pathan spends quality time with students
Yusuf Pathan, Director, Cricket Academy of Pathans, says, “The CAP program has set focus each week with varied outcomes depending on the level of the participants. CAP programs give a holistic approach to the developing cricketers. The required mental approach, knowledge of the game and experience, is equally important as the physical skills. The CAP program creates intrinsically motivated players who thrive on competition and understand that there are consequences to actions”.
Yusuf Pathan also spent quality time interacting with students and their parents. He advised students on the different pathways that they could follow to succeed in the sport and also made them aware of the many different qualities learnt playing the sport that aid the personal development of an individual.
CAP has tied up with UK based Cricket technology partner- Pitch Vision to track students’ performance in real-time via a cutting-edge technology program which generates videos and statistical analysis of students at the academy. This technology closes the gap between the Pathan brothers, coaches and the students.
According to Mr Harmeet Vasdev, Managing Director, CAP – “We plan to expand our operations to tier II and tier III cities to give an opportunity to all the budding cricketers who love the sport and need access to world-class coaching infrastructure. Lucknow being the capital of Uttar Pradesh has a large appetite for cricket and with the launch of CAP in Lucknow, we are expanding in Uttar Pradesh with academies already running in Mainpuri and Noida.
“We are looking to tap into the huge reserve of young cricket enthusiasts and give them world-class coaching infrastructure so that the city can start churning out district, state and national level players,”
Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) plans to open 20 more new academies in various cities of India by mid next year, with openings soon in Agra, Hyderabad, Vizag, Haridwar, Mysore, Shrirampur, Sangrur and Kadapa.
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