The Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) on Tuesday launched its centre in Hyderabad to provide world-class infrastructure and coaching to budding cricketers.
CAP Director and former India international Yusuf Pathan, who opened the centre, said that the CAP initiative is aimed at giving back something to the game that gave him and his brother Irfan Pathan everything.
He said the academy will provide to the budding cricketers a platform and infrastructure, which they lacked during their cricketing days.
He also promised to allot 10 per cent of seats in the academy to underprivileged kids. “We will provide infrastructure for free to kids who can’t afford it,” he said.
The Hyderabad centre is the 23rd centre of CAP, which plans to launch centres in another 25 cities. CAP Managing Director Harmeet Vasdev said the academy has pledged to invest Rs 3 crore along with its partners for further aggressive expansion across India. “We are planning to launch CAP in another 25 cities which includes Jodhpur, Kolkata, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Srinagar, Coimbatore, Visakhapatnam, Agra, Mathura, Bijnor, Gulbarga and Berhampur by the end of 2021,” he said.