Cricket in the UAE is set to get a major boost at grassroots
15 August 2017| Last updated on 30 January 2018
Ravichandran Ashwin is the brand ambassador and chief mentor for the GenNext Kings’ Cricket Academy and will be personally involved in imparting his expertise to budding cricketers several times a year at Kings’ Schools. Ashwin stated “I am extremely delighted with the launch of GenNext Kings’ Academy in Dubai. This partnership is definitely going to contribute to continuous improvement in coaching techniques with a flavour of innovation and drive to excel. Further, this would open the door for the budding youngsters to be inspired by the current playing cricketers apart from learning the tricks of the trade and lessons the hard way.”
GenNext Kings’ Cricket Academy will provide players of all ages and skill levels an opportunity to experience world class coaching in a state of the art environment. This will set an unprecedented benchmark for cricket academies in the UAE. The primary aim is to cultivate and sustain the love for cricket in young people, encouraging students to explore their natural abilities under the guidance of the coaches. More importantly, the goal is to instil the self-confidence required to succeed in both cricket and life.
Kobus Olivier, Director of Cricket at Kings’ commented “The partnership between Kings’ and Ashwin’s GenNext coaches is a special one. It not only brings together the leaders in their respective fields but is a marriage of aspirations. Kings’ is about producing balanced, talented, well-rounded and disciplined students. Ashwin is fully invested in coaching and making an impact on every child, as a father himself, he has a special connection with children.”
Kings’ continue to grow their cricket capabilities under the guidance of Olivier, welcoming of a number of high-performance cricket scholars who have access to world class coaching and facilities. Olivier adds “As Director of Cricket at Kings’ this Academy offers me the opportunity to put a sustainable coaching program in place, where we can offer students the opportunity to develop their cricketing skills under the guidance of internationally qualified coaches as part of the school cricket programme, as well as the Academy programme.This will ensure that the student get the best possible coaching experience during their time at Kings'.”
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