Here is the good news for the cricket buffs in Dubai as former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will soon set up his cricket academy in this dream city to train young talents.
The cricketing legend will open his club in association with UAE based Pacific Sports Club (PSC).
MS Dhoni is expected to be in Dubai next month after the Sri Lanka series to start the academy. PSC will soon announce details of its sports camps and other activities.
Speaking about collaboration with PSC, Dhoni said, “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.”
Making the announcement regarding association with Dhoni, Parvez Khan of Pacific Ventures, said, “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 (MSDCA), not just in the UAE but other GCC countries, South Africa and the UK.
He added, “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.”
Khan said, “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.”
He also said, “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.
The academy will be based in Springdales School, Al Khail.