On a mission to promote cricket around the globe too, Dhoni will be opening the doors to his second cricket academy in Singapore later this month by the name of the ‘MS Dhoni Cricket Academy’. His first academy was opened in Dubai last year.
The new academy will be located at St Patrick’s School in Singapore and will give youngsters and adults to learn the tricks of the game from some of the best known names in the sport.
“Sports should be an essential driver for the development of a child’s character. Apart from being fit, you can learn leadership and other important aspects of life via sports. Every kid should play an outdoor sport. MS Dhoni Cricket Academy is not only about producing cricket talent but our academy’s vision is to guide a kid to become a champion in life via sports,” Dhoni was quoted as saying by Fox Sports Asia.
Well-known names in the Singapore cricket fraternity such as Chetan Suryavanshi, Chaminda Ruwan and Diviya GK will be work together with the former India captain to develop a curriculum at his academy. The report further suggests that Dhoni is set to launch another 12 more cricket academies of the type in Asia, working alongside Academia7 and Aarka Sports. Close to 200 children are believed to have signed up for the academy in Singapore.
Dhoni will be back in the Indian cricket team setup for the limited-overs leg of India’s tour of South Africa in February. But before that he will be in Singapore on January 20 for the opening ceremony of his academy where he will also meet and greet with fans during ‘In Conversation with MS Dhoni’ event.
First Published: January 7, 2018, 11:42 AM IST