Announcing this today Mr Azad said the academy would be run under the aegis of Dronacharya Sports Promoters Associaton and it will be known as D P Azad Cricket Academy.
He said, ''The much-needed cricket academy, which will lay more stress on imparting training in basics at the grass root level, will soon come into existence. I will ensure that the academy is run in the most professional manner and not like a fish market.''
Coach of the likes of Kapil Dev, Yograj Singh, Chetan Sharma and Ashok Malhotra, Mr Azad said the need for starting a cricket coaching academy on modern and scientific lines in Chandigarh had been felt for a long time. Young cricketers, their parents and teachers had been requesting him to start an academy and impart training to the budding players to mould them into top cricketers, he added.