Saba Karim shares why they set up Delhi Capitals’ first academy in Noida
By SMCS - Aug 5, 2022 3:35 pm
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Delhi Capitals’ Head of Talent Search, Saba Karim, has said that the dearth of quality cricket centres in Noida is the main reason behind their decision to launch a cricket academy there as well. However, the Delhi-based IPL team opened the academy on Wednesday, with Karim and assistant coach Pravin Amre giving a two-day specialist batting masterclass at the Noida Cricket Stadium as well.

Delhi Capitals (DC)

“This is a great time for young cricketers in Noida. We have started this academy because of the location and the infrastructure, it will be wonderful for youngsters to practice in an international cricket arena. We are excited to bring this cricket atmosphere in Noida because we feel there is a dearth of quality cricket centers here. That is one of the reasons why DC has a plan to set up a center here,” Saba Karim said.

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He continued: “In search of scouting for talent, the best part of Delhi Capitals is that we have set up so many academies in Delhi NCR. We intend to expand to other parts of country as well. So, we will soon have a large pool of talent from where we can pick young players and try to groom and mentor them, so that they come up to our standards.”

Rahane practices with Pravin Amre

Pravin Amre has also praised the Delhi Capitals management for setting up the two-day batting camp and explained how it will help in nurturing talent from the area.

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“There is a strong presence of good quality talent in this region and we feel great that the management asked us to help nurture the talent here. Delhi has been the one franchise who has always promoted the youngsters and that has always been our vision. It is important that youngsters receive good advice at the right age so they learn and inculcate good habits from the starting of their careers. Going forward, we will also have specialist spin bowlers’ camp, fast bowlers’ camp, and wicketkeeping masterclasses as well. So, we have all those plans set up in place. So, this has been a good initiative taken up by the Delhi Capitals management,” Amre further said.