Srinagar: International cricketer Suresh Raina on Friday said that he is going to set up a cricket academy in Jammu and Kashmir, in order to train the youth, particularly youngsters from remote areas.
The cricketer, on the request of Lt Governor of JK Manoj Sinha, agreed to set up five schools in Kashmir division and an equal number in Jammu division to train the aspiring cricketers, particularly the youngsters from remote areas.
He said that talent would be identified and selected from all regions of JK, trained by professionals and would be equipped to play at the International level.
The Lt Governor appreciated the gesture of the cricketer. He also informed the latter of the government’s resolve to developing sports culture in JK.
“With sports and education, we shall give a new direction to the talented youth of JK,” the Governor said.
Those present in the meeting included Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam; Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Samoon; Principal Secretary to Lt Governor, Nitishwar Kumar and Secretary, Youth Services and Sports, Sarmad Hafeez.
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