Sachin Tendulkar, Middlesex to launch academy in Mumbai and London

first_imgSachin Tendulkar is set to launch a cricket academy for budding male and female cricketers in Mumbai and London.The retired batting great has joined forces with Middlesex Cricket to set up “Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy” (TMGA).The academy will provide training for children between the ages of nine and 14 through a curriculum developed by the coaches at the county and Tendulkar, who is the world’s leading run-scorer in both tests and one-day internationals.”I am delighted to be partnering with Middlesex Cricket on this new venture,” Tendulkar, who retired in 2013 with more than 34,000 international runs to his name, said in a statement.”The objective is not only to produce good cricketers but also good global citizens of the future.”Through this association, Middlesex and I are focused on providing the very best in cricket education, as much as possible, for our students.”Merchant Taylor’s School in Northwood will host the Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy’s first cricket camp from August 6-9.Richard Goatley, CEO, Middlesex Cricket said, “It has been a great privilege over the past six months to work with Sachin Tendulkar and his team in developing what we believe will be the market leading coaching programme in the world.””Our established academy programme, twinned with the unique insight, knowledge and ability of the most successful cricketer of all time will provide kids with a unique experience that they will never forget.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img

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