Cricket, often referred to as a religion in India, has witnessed a paradigm shift in recent years with the emergence of dedicated cricket academies. One such game-changer is the CricKingdom Cricket Academy, spearheaded by none other than the dynamic Indian cricketer, Rohit Sharma. While Rohit has left an indelible mark on the international cricket scene with his exceptional batting prowess, he is also actively contributing to the grassroots development of the sport in India through the CricKingdom Cricket Academy's innovative schools cricket program.
The Genesis of CricKingdom Cricket Academy:
CricKingdom is group of accomplished athletes with national and international records with a vision to provide aspiring cricketers with world-class training and facilities. The academy aims to identify and nurture young talents across the country, fostering a cricketing culture that goes beyond just the professional level. One of the flagship initiatives of CricKingdom is its schools cricket program, a groundbreaking venture that is reshaping the landscape of cricket at the grassroots level.
Our Schools’ Cricket Program:
The schools’ cricket program initiated by CricKingdom is designed to tap into the vast pool of talent present in Indian schools. Recognizing the importance of starting early, the program targets youngsters at the school level, providing them with structured training, state-of-the-art facilities, and exposure to the latest coaching methodologies.
This program runs in two categories:
During School Program: Operated during the school hours for students aged between 6 to 12 years which is 1st to 7th grade using soft ball.
After School Program: Professional cricket academy after school hours, open for outside students as well for both boys & girls.
Impact on Indian Cricket Landscape:
CricKingdom Cricket Academy's School program is making a significant impact on the cricketing landscape in India.
Broadening the Talent Pool: By reaching out to schools across the nation, CricKingdom is tapping into a diverse talent pool. This approach ensures that cricket talent is not confined to urban centers but extends to every nook and corner of the country.
Professionalizing Grassroots Cricket: The structured programs approach at the grassroots level sets a solid foundation for the future, creating a pipeline of skilled cricketers for the national team.
Inspiring the Next Generation: The involvement of a cricketing icon like Rohit Sharma & Dhawal Kulkarni in grassroots development serves as a powerful inspiration for aspiring young cricketers. The program not only provides training but also instils a passion for the sport, fostering a new generation of cricket enthusiasts.
CricKingdom Cricket Academy is not just shaping cricketers; it is molding the future of Indian cricket. The schools cricket program is a testament to the commitment of Rohit and team to create a cricketing ecosystem that nurtures talent at the grassroots level. As these young cricketer’s graduate from the academy, equipped with skills, discipline, and a love for the game, they are poised to make a lasting impact on the future of Indian cricket. CricKingdom is not just an academy; it is a catalyst for change, transforming dreams of young cricketers into a reality and contributing to the rich legacy of Indian cricket.
Parag Dahiwal is currently the VP – Global Expansions and Strategic Partnerships for CricKingdom Global and also part of the Advisory Board of parent company SportsKingdom International Pte. Ltd., Singapore. He has been a Professional Cricketer & Coach, played for Maharashtra State Cricket Team, represented the Singapore National Cricket Team and was also part of the U-16 India Team Camp back in 1998.