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Sehwag to set up cricket academy in Haryana

Published: Sunday, August 31, 2008, 13:42 [IST]
 
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Bhiwani: India swashbuckler Virender Sehwag will open an international-class cricket academy in Jhajjar to provide training and hone local talent.

This was announced by the star cricketer, who was accompanying Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at a state-level function at Bhim stadium here today to honour Olympic medal winners and other star performers at Beijing.

Besides the cricket academy, Haryana will also have an international boxing academy with all modern facilities in Bhiwani, the chief minister said on the occasion.

The boxing academy, to be set up by the Haryana government, would be named after late boxing Dronacharya Hawa Singh.

Internationally renowned boxing trainers would be appointed to impart training in the academy, Hooda said.

UNI

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