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Cricket Academy of Pathans to train two talented players from Jammu & Kashmir

Danish Qadeer (18) and Shahrukh Husssein (20) were selected in the cricket trials held by the Indian Army in Kupwara district and will train at the Noida-based Cricket Academy of Pathans, which is run by Irfan Pathan and brother Yusuf Pathan

cricket Updated: Aug 22, 2017 14:42 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service, New Delhi
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Former Indian cricket team players Irfan Pathan (R) and brother Yusuf Pathan have been running the Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) since 2014, establishing tie ups with schools across the country.(Getty Images)

The Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP), a coaching institute of Indian cricketers Irfan Pathan and his brother Yusuf Pathan, who have collaborated with the Indian Army, has sponsored two youngsters from Jammu & Kashmir to train in their Noida-based academy.

Danish Qadeer (18 years) and Shahrukh Husssein (20 years) were selected in the trials conducted by the Indian Army in Kupwara district.

“Kids were selected by the Indian army for which they had conducted trials at Kupwara district of J&K. Out of 100 cricket enthusiasts, two were selected by the Indian Army for training under CAP,” Irfan told IANS on Monday.

When asked about the youngsters’ future, Irfan said: “These kids have just enrolled in the academy. They would be going through the preliminary module of CAP and after completing the preliminary module they would advance to the other levels of CAP modules.”

Irfan also praised the Army for the move and said they will always support and promote the game.

“We are always there to support and promote cricket. It is a very noble move by the Indian Army to support these kids,” he said.

First Published: Aug 22, 2017 11:53 IST