Sachin Tendulkar has joined hands with Middlesex Cricket to launch a cricket academy. The Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy will have centres at Northwood, Mumbai and London.
Iconic Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar today (Wednesday) announced an association with Middlesex Cricket to launch Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy (TMGA). The academy will provide young girls and boys between the age of nine and 14 an opportunity to learn from master blaster Tendulkar himself and Middlesex Cricket.
TMGA, a joint venture between SRT Sports Management Ltd and Middlesex Cricket, will begin by launching its first cricket camp at Merchant Taylor’s School in Northwood from August 6-9 followed by other locations in Mumbai and London.
Middlesex Cricket has produced players such as Andrew Strauss, Mike Gatting, Denis Compton, John Emburey and Mike Brearley. The comprehensive training curriculum has been developed by the professional coaches at MCCC and Tendulkar himself. The TMGA will also provide 100 per cent scholarship to the talented underprivileged children.
“I am delighted to be partnering with Middlesex Cricket on this new venture. The objective is not only to produce good cricketers but also good global citizens of the future. Through this association, Middlesex and I are focused on providing the very best in cricket education, as much as possible, for our students,” said Tendulkar.
Richard Goatley, CEO, Middlesex Cricket said, “It has been a great privilege over the past six months to work with Sachin Tendulkar and his team in developing what we believe will be the market leading coaching programme in the world.”
“The objective is not only to produce good cricketers but also good global citizens,” the 45-year-old said. “Middlesex and I are focused on providing the very best in cricket education, as much as possible, for our students,” he added.
Tendulkar amassed 15,921 runs in 200 Tests for India between 1989 and 2013, including 51 centuries. He also helped his country win the World Cup on home soil in 2011.