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This ‘Dabangg’ actor to start cricket academy for underprivileged kids

India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi 01 Apr 2017, 11:12:43
India TV Entertainment Desk

Cricket is often known to be the soul of India and, almost everyone loves playing this gentlemen’s game. However, there are some underprivileged children who can’t afford to join the expensive cricket academies.

So, the ‘Dabangg’ actor Sonu Sood has come to the rescue as he has decided to open a cricket academy for underprivileged children. He says that he wants to give to the game every chance he gets. 

The academy will be based in Mumbai and will also have a centre in Punjab. The actor also expressed his willingness to open multiple branches across the nation as soon as possible.

Speaking to a leading daily, the actor said, "It is so tough to find good cricket grounds. Usually, on a public ground, you have about 40 people playing at the same time. Also, there are not enough professionals to train children”.

The “Kung Fu Yoga” actor further said that the academy will have proper pitches as well as professional coaches to train kids. 

“We’ve appointed Devesh Upadhyay, who is a trained cricketer himself. We aim to provide proper facilities, cricket equipment and the right infrastructure to the children”, Sonu said.

He also added that the academy will ensure that each kid gets the right platform to train under the guidance of the right coaches. Also, there are many coaches and cricketers who don’t get the platform to teach and train the sport, and they will also get an opportunity, informed the actor.