Panvel City Municipal Corporation inks deal with Vengsarkar Foundation for cricket academy

Published on Jul 01, 2022 08:07 PM IST

The Panvel City Municipal Corporation, on Friday, signed a contract with Dilip Vengsarkar Foundation for the development of an international cricket academy in Panvel

(From fourth right) Former India cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar, Panvel City Municipal Corporation chief Ganesh Deshmukh, Mayor Kavita Choutmol and House Leader Paresh Thakur after the contract signed by Dilip Vengsarkar Foundation and PCMC in Panvel on Friday. Also present are PCMC officials. (HT PHOTO)
(From fourth right) Former India cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar, Panvel City Municipal Corporation chief Ganesh Deshmukh, Mayor Kavita Choutmol and House Leader Paresh Thakur after the contract signed by Dilip Vengsarkar Foundation and PCMC in Panvel on Friday. Also present are PCMC officials. (HT PHOTO)
ByG. Mohiuddin Jeddy, Panvel

The Panvel City Municipal Corporation (PCMC), on Friday, signed a contract with Dilip Vengsarkar Foundation for the development of an international cricket academy in Panvel.

The academy, expected to cost 9Cr, has been proposed at Rajiv Gandhi ground at New Panvel (E) Sector 11. The contract was signed by the former India cricket captain Vengsarkar himself and PCMC commissioner, Ganesh Deshmukh.

Vengsarkar said, “There is a lot of cricket talent in Panvel. They’ll now also have a platform to hone their skills through PCMC.”

Free coaching will be provided every year in this academy to 101 students in the 10-19 years age group.

Deshmukh said, “Along with various infrastructure developments, we are also developing sports facilities in the city.”

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