Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina is going to set up a cricket academy soon in Jammu and Kashmir. The Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha of the J&K union territory signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council with the former cricketer Suresh Raina to set up the Academy.
During a media interaction, Suresh Raina said that the new Academy’s opening would be a good opportunity for youths to showcase their skills.
“I think this is a great initiative for the youth here and for me to give back to society as I am also from Jammu and Kashmir. There are so much talent and enthusiasm. It will be a great achievement if one or two youths from here play for our country in the next five to 10 years,” Raina said during the media interaction.
Raina took his Twitter to announce the development of a cricket academy in J&K and wrote, “Extremely delighted to sign the MoU with J&K Sports Council for training budding cricketers across the Union Territory. In presence of J&K Lt. Governor @manojsinha, Chief Secretary BVR Subramaniam, and Principal Secretary to LG @nitishwarKumar. Great beginnings & things ahead.”
Earlier in October, Suresh Raina had met the J&K LG and his Principal Secretary Nitishwar Kumar to discuss setting up a new cricket academy in J&K.
“Delighted to be working towards the development of sports for youth in Jammu & Kashmir & all of this is only possible with the support of honorable Governor @manojsinha Sir. Looking forward to creating many more opportunities,” Suresh Raina again tweeted.
Suresh Raina had also said there is “so much more in store” for the Union Territory after the inauguration of the J&K Police Women’s 2020 Cricket Tournament at Anantnag.
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