Laxman launches second cricket academy

India’s cricketing great V.V.S. Laxman, as part of his plans to reach out to you unexplored segment of young cricketing talent across the twin cities, has decided to set up the second VVS Sports Academy on the Delhi Public School campus in Nacharam.

V. V. S. Laxman makes a point during an interaction in Hyderabad on Thursday, as M. Komaraiah, chairman of DPS Public School, Nacharam, looks on.   -  V. V. Subrahmanyam

India’s cricketing great V.V.S. Laxman, as part of his plans to reach out to you unexplored segment of young cricketing talent across the twin cities, has decided to set up the second VVS Sports Academy on the Delhi Public School campus in Nacharam.

It may be recalled here that the first VVS Academy was started two years ago at Sreenidhi International School in Bandlaguda.

“This plan has been on for quite some time. Since, I don’t look at this from a business perspective, I was waiting for the like-minded people with same ideas and thought process to join hands with me,” Laxman remarked.

“Earlier, I was lucky to have Dr. K.T. Mahi in Sreenidhi and now grateful to Mr. M. Komaraiah (chairman of DPS Public School) for this initiative,” he said.

“The summer coaching camp, which will begin from April 3 , will continue till the first week of June. The facility at DPS has 10 wickets including five astro-turfs, two cement tracks besides a full-fledged gym. There will be daily three training sessions,” the star cricketer informed.

“Essentially, we intend to provide the best play facilities to the boys in the age groups of five to 10 years, 10-15 years and 15 years and above with each group having a head coach and a physical trainer. The whole objective of producing quality players who go on to play for the country,” the elegant Hyderabadi pointed out.

“We have plans to set up four more VVS Sports Academies in the City as the whole idea is to ensure that young players cut on travelling long distances leading to exhaustion. We are keen to have them fresh when they reach the Academies,” Laxman explained.

Significantly, DPS Public School chairman Komaraiah said they were privileged to partner such a great cricketer and informed that students from the nearby schools can also make us of the cricket facility on the campus in Nacharam.

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