Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) joins hands with StanceBeam to enable remote coaching for players amid COVID-19

India's leading cricket academy CAP has established itself as a well-known name in cricket coaching among aspiring cricketers.

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Bangalore, India, May 20, 2020 – Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan’s Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) announced its partnership with StanceBeam, a Bengaluru-based sports technology start-up to offer a remote- coaching platform for aspiring cricketers. This partnership will provide the aspirants pan India, a superior and seamless virtual coaching experience, at home in the current lockdown phase and beyond.

The CAP Remote Coaching Program offers personalized training experience based on the students cricketing skills. We have made a conscious effort to ensure the program is both affordable and accessible at a minimal fee structure starting from Rs. 1250 only. CAP along with StanceBeam are confident the program will redefine cricket coaching, as the new normal sets in due to COVID.

Focussed on giving intl exposure to young talent: Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan, Director of CAP emphasized that “These are testing times for cricketers in India. CAP was established to cater to the untapped talent that is spread across states in the country. With a nationwide footprint, we are focussed on giving international exposure to young talent in India. Our partnership with StanceBeam is a step in that direction and will help emerging cricketers focus on improving their game”.

Arminder Thind, Founder & CEO, StanceBeam said, “At StanceBeam, our key objective is to ensure players can continue to train and improve – anytime and anywhere. COVID-19 posed a challenge to this situation and accelerated the launch of our StanceBeam Connect platform that helps coaches and academies train their students remotely. This combined with our Smart Cricket Bat Sensor “StanceBeam Striker” will also provide insights and analytics that will aid them further”.

The StanceBeam Connect platform enables real-time monitoring, by giving students access to features such as recorded training videos, shadow practice sessions, swing metrics, etc., which the coaches can access and provide course correction in real-time. This virtual training platform is set to transform and digitize cricket coaching during this pandemic and beyond. StanceBeam has opened this program to all cricket academies in India.

The SaaS layer can be easily integrated into any cricket academy model, and coaches can enroll for this new wave of remote coaching.

Harmeet Vasdev, Managing Director at CAP, “We are thrilled to join hands with a technology start-up like StanceBeam to strengthen our coaching efforts in  India. Technology-enabled insights and analytics allow coaches to decipher the gaps in the player’s technique. StanceBeam Connect enables us to deliver remote coaching, which is in line to our vision of helping raw talent mature as players by getting them access to the best of coaches and mentors.”

India’s leading cricket academy CAP has established itself as a well-known name in cricket coaching among aspiring cricketers. The brand works at the grass-root level to provide holistic training and this partnership is a much-needed booster. With a national presence in 22 cities across, CAP’s top 5 cities include Patna, Jaipur, Lucknow, Rajkot, and Ranchi.

CAP has onboarded professional coaches who are BCCI Level I/II, ICC and NIS qualified. Over the years 45 students have benefited to play at various district and state levels. CAP will be launching soon in many states like Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh) among others.

For more details please check the Video link- https://www.stancebeam.com/connect/cap/

About StanceBeam:

Started in 2017 – StanceBeam has become a leader in the connected sports market, focusing on bringing technology into the game of cricket. StanceBeam is developing Sports technology Platform leveraging IOT, Video Analytics and AI that benefit every player and coach. The Brand is known to have launched World’s first, commercially available Smart Cricket Bat Sensor. StanceBeam is supported by Shikhar Dhawan, the Brand Ambassador and an active member of the advisory panel. StanceBeam technology is regarded as best in class and in their short history, they have already received industry recognition and awards for technological innovation. They are funded by the Government of Karnataka, India.