Former Indian test cricket captain Bishan Singh Bedi will be teaching budding spinners and wicket-keepers in the hill state subtle nuances of the “gentleman’s game” at a camp starting June 12 in the Santokharh ground in Una district.
The 25-day-long camp, which will be attended by 13 players in the age group of 14, 16, and 19 and include three wicket-keepers and five off-spinners and as many leg break bowlers, will be organized by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA).
“It’s a big step towards teaching the finer nuances of the game to players of the state under one of the masters of the game,” HPCA chief and Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur said in a press state issued here Wednesday.
“The techniques developed under his (Bedi) dynamic leadership will help players to cope up with the challenges of modern day cricket in a better manner. HPCA is committed to promote cricket in Himachal by proving world class infrastructure and training facilities. The camp is another step in achieving that goal,” Thakur said.
“It’s a wonderful facility provided by HPCA and we’re happy to be here. We’ll impart special training to players at the camp, focusing on their mental and physical skills and strengths. The main aim of the camp will be to make the players mentally tough and teach them techniques and skills needed to handle difficult situations in the game,” Bedi was quoted as saying in the HPCA statement. The camp will conclude on July 6.