Following the footsteps of his colleague Virender Sehwag, cricketer Yuvraj Singh, too, on Saturday set up a cricket academy called 'Yuvraj Singh Center of Excellence' at Pathways World School in Gurgaon and Noida. School and college students will be trained under Yuvraj Singh among other coaches.
Singh said, "I have been playing cricket since childhood. I joined various academies, but they were not excellent in terms of facilities and training." He said he would be in constant touch with the coaches at the academy through the Internet and help in chalking out plans to enhance the budding talent. Singh added, "I will also invite other cricket icons to my academy to guide the youngsters."
He said, "We are trying to help the budding cricketers. The academy will also help children from humble background. If we come across a talented boy from such a family, we will accommodate him and try to nurture his talent."
BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla and Haryana Cricket Association secretary Anirudh Chaudhry were also present.
In October, Sehwag had opened a world-class training institute — 'Sehwag Inter-national School' in Jhajjar.