Sourav signs MoU for cricket academy

Published: Sunday, February 6, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:Indian cricket skipper Sourav Ganguly today signed an MoU with Videocon International Limited, the country's leading consumer electronics and home appliances company, for establishing a world class cricket academy in Kolkata at a cost of Rs one crore.

The academy, to be called 'Sourav Ganguly and Videocon School of Cricket', would come up at the satellite Salt Lake City township on a five-acre plot provided by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).

As per the MoU, signed in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee, the infrastructure for the academy would be provided by Videocon International Limited, while day-to-day management would be looked after by a team of professionals headed by the talented left hander.

Ganguly later told reporters that the academy would identify and pick up young talent in the age group of eight years and onwards and groom them to make a mark on the world stage.

"We shall spare no effort to ensure that a truly world class cricket school comes up here," he said.

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