Legendary Indian cricketer V.V.S. Laxman announced the launch of has his second VVS Sports Academy on the Delhi Public School campus in Nacharam on Thursday while the first VVS Academy was started two years ago at Sreenidhi International School in Bandlaguda.
Laxman told The Hindu, “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 the process to join hands with me. Earlier, I was lucky to have K.T. Mahi in Sreenidhi and now grateful to M. Komaraiah (chairman of DPS Public School) for this initiative.”
The coaching camp at the academy would begin with the start of summer camp from April 3 to June first week. At the DPS, the facility has 10 wickets including five astroturfs, two cement tracks beside a full-fledged gym. Legendary batsman said that there will be daily three training sessions for the students.
The stylish cricket commentator and pundit pointed out, “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 & above with each group having a head coach and a physical trainer. The whole objective is to produce quality players who go on to play for the country.”
Laxman and his team want to set up four more VVS Sports Academies in the City as they want to reduce the traveling distances of the young players. VVS said on this, “We are keen to have them fresh when they reach the Academies.”