Mahendra Singh Dhoni has tied up with Pacific Sports Club to launch a cricket academy in Dubai.
Dhoni before leaving for the limited overs series in Sri Lanka has announced that he will soon set up his coaching academy in Dubai Pacific Sports Club, according to Gulf News.
“Sports has attained a global stature not just for fostering athleticism and sportsmanship, but also as a viable business platform that involves many different stakeholders, from small businesses to big conglomerates and organisations. I am delighted to be a part of the club and will contribute in any means possible to make it a success,” Dhoni said about his joint venture with PSC.
“Pacific Sports Club is excited about its association with MS Dhoni, a superstar in the field of cricket. PSC has all exclusive rights to MS Dhoni Cricket Academy, not just in the UAE but other GCC countries, South Africa and the UK. Dhoni will be the brand ambassador for the academy and will be hands-on at the PSC with frequent visits. What makes this venture exciting is that this is for the first time ever that the cricketer is launching his academy and he chose Dubai for the launch of his new venture,” says Parvez Khan of Pacific Ventures. Khan has been the prime mover of a number of high profile sporting events in the UAE and had owned the Capricorn Commanders, a team that competed in the Masters Champions League.
Dhoni will be in Dubai next month after the Sri Lanka series to kick off the academy. PSC will soon announce details of its sports camps and other activities. “We will offer a high-level plus coaching and training as well as a strategic sports development programmes managed by some of our well-known and beloved sports personalities,” added Khan.
Khan will be partnering with schools and colleges in the UAE to offer PSC’s expertise in developing and managing athletic programmes, with a view to expand in other GCC countries, South Africa and the UK as part of its short-term growth strategy.
PSC has picked August 15 India’s 71st Independence Day to announce the launch of its association with one of India’s greatest cricketer. “PSC and MSDCA will be working hand-in-hand to develop and launch training camps that will hopefully become a breeding ground for future professional athletes,” Khan further added.
The academy will be based in Springdales School at Al Khail.