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MS Dhoni Cricket Academy officially launched in Doha

MS Dhoni Cricket Academy officially launched in Doha

Tribune News Network
Doha
THE Ambassador of India to Qatar HE P Kumaran inaugurated the MS Dhoni Cricket Academy (MSDCA) at the Asian Town recently.
The academy is an institute of Aarka Sports born out of popular Indian cricketer MS Dhoni and Mihir Diwakar’s thought of giving back to the community by transforming the standard of cricket coaching in India and abroad.
Equipped with modern technology, high class coaching facility and certified coaches, MSDCA’s coaching centres are located both in India and abroad. Established in 2014, Aarka Sports provides sports management and sports consultancy services. Aarka Sports is founded by Mihir Diwakar, a sportsman himself.
In his speech on the occasion, Kumaran stressed the importance of professional coaching and expressed the hope that MSDCA would bring quality cricket coaching to Qatar.
He described MS Dhoni as an “extraordinary and charming personality”. The ambassador said that identifying talents and giving proper guidance to them is very important, assuring all his support to develop sports in Qatar through the Indian Sports Center (ISC), an apex body working under the aegis of the the Indian Embassy in Qatar.
The inaugural ceremony was also attended by Defence Attache at the Indian Embassy Capt Kapil Kaushik, Indian Community Benevolent Forum President PN Baburajan, Indian Sports Centre Vice President EP Abdul Rahman and Secretary of Indian Sports Center, Safeerurahman.
Kumaran and Kaushik were presented with MSDCA jersey, bat and ball signed by MS Dhoni. The two dignitaries also took part in a ceremonial match to mark the inauguration, taking turns to bowl and bat.
Sohail Rauf, head of Operations at MS Dhoni Cricket Academy, spoke about ‘Cricket For All’ vision of the academy, which aims to set a benchmark for creating equal opportunities for everyone and provide top-notch cricket coaching to aspiring cricketers.
Chief Coach MandarDalvi explained MS Dhoni Cricket Academy’s modern coaching strategy and spoke of the exhaustive process of selection of coaches and their training.
Absolute Sports is an established academy in Doha with experience in offering premier coaching for football and badminton and has partnered with MSDCA for providing structured and modern cricket coaching programme.

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