Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) opens its maiden academy in Patna
Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) plans to open 20 more new academies in various cities of India by mid next year.
Updated - Jun 20, 2018 4:23 pm
20th June 2018, Patna – Cricket Academy of Pathans opens its maiden centre in Bihar in Patna, in the presence of ace cricketer Mr Yusuf Pathan and Mr Harmeet Vasdev, Managing Director (CAP), at a press conference held at Jagjeevan Stadium in Patna, Bihar. The academy will employ state-of-the-art coaching techniques to teach and develop budding cricketers in Patna.
Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) is currently present in ten cities- Patna, Delhi, Noida, Bengaluru, Rajkot, Surat, Sonipat, Port Blair, Raipur and Lunawada, aims to provide world-class coaching and training infrastructure to young children. Australian cricketing legend Mr Greg Chappell, former coach of the Indian Cricket team and Mr Cameron Tradell, renowned coach from Australia have designed the curriculum for the coaching program.
CAP has pledged to invest INR 2 crores along with partners for further expansion across India in various cities of Gujarat, Punjab, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. With a group of select, qualified expert coaches, the Pathan brothers, Irfan and Yusuf, had launched these academies 2 years back to reciprocate their love for the game.
CAP in Patna
In the words of Mr Yusuf Pathan- Director, Cricket Academy of Pathans, “Patna is one of the largest cities in the region with a large appetite for cricket. With the launch of CAP in Patna, we are expanding in the Eastern part of the county and 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”.
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.
The academy provides coaching for kids to play cricket as well as those who aspire to become coaches in order to understand the technicalities of the game and in return execute their learned skills on kids. Also, the academy focuses on nutrition, psychology and the overall physical development of the students.
Cricket Academy of Pathans (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. This technology closes the gap between the Pathan brothers, coaches and the students.
According to Mr Harmeet Vasdev, Managing Director, CAP- “CAP plans to expand its 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. India has a massive pool of talent and most of it lies in these cities. We are excited about the prospect of utilizing the talent pool and producing district, state and national level cricketers from these cities.”
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 Ludhiana, Kota, Morbi, Mainpuri, Shrirampur, Mysore, Akola, Pune, Indore, Bhopal, Jalandhar and Amritsar.