Mahendra Singh Dhoni ties with up with Chennai’s CSS

Besides developing aspiring cricketers, the M.S. Dhoni-CCS High Performance Centre will also look at the possibilities of producing Olympic champions from India.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni during an IPL match for Chennai Super Kings.   -  FILE PHOTO/K.R. DEEPAK

In a significant development, Sri Ramachandra Hospital’s (SRMC) Centre of Sports Science has inked a deal with M.S. Dhoni Cricket Academy of Aarka Sports Management for developing aspiring cricketers. It will be called the M.S. Dhoni-CSS High Performance Centre.

The ultra-modern facility inside the Porur campus has a biomechanical centre - the only one with ICC accreditation in Asia for spotting and correcting suspect bowling action, besides six indoor nets, 24 outdoor nets (turf), three outdoor nets (concrete) and two grounds.

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Dr. S. Arumugam, Director, CSS, told Sportstar that the Dhoni-CSS centre would be inaugurated on Saturday, which is the Founder’s day for SRMC. “Dhoni plans to spend more time in Chennai. He has academies in the Middle-East and several Associate countries and emerging cricketers there will be coming here to utilise the state-of-the-art facilities,” Dr. Arumugam said.

He added: “Dhoni also has a vision of producing Olympic champions for India and at some stage, he will turn the academy’s focus to Olympic disciplines too.”


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