Kolkata , WEST BENGAL :
Former Bengal cricketer and Maidan coach Abdul Monayem takes up the role of the Cricket Operations Head and the bowling coach of the Aditya School of Sports launched by the Aditya Group, here on Thursday.
The Aditya Group, in a press conference at the Calcutta Sport’s Journalist’s club announced the launch of The Aditya School of Sports of in the presence of coach Monayem, Anirban Aditya, chairman of the Aditya Group, Ankit Aditya, vice-chairman, Subrata Talukdar, CEO of Atletico De Kolkata and Jhulan Goswami, former captain of the Indian women’s cricket team.
The Aditya School of Sports is a new and a first initiative of it’s own kind as it seeks to promote the idea of sports as career option. Initially, the institution would have training personnel for only cricket and football but other sports like rifle shooting are set to be included soon.
The students will have to undergo practice sessions for six days a week along with well balanced education.They would be provided with the latest training equipment and no stone, in their path of becoming able sportspersons, would be left unturned.
Anirban Aditya said that this initiative has mainly been taken to give importance to sports along with studies. He told ,”We have built this institution following the lines of The Tata Football Academy.”
“We are trying to contact the Dumdum and Barasat municipalities so as to get them repair the unkept fields. After they have been rebuilt they could be made available for even local players use them.” Coach Monayem, the man who had played for both East Bengal and Mohun Bagan clubs, and has big responsibilities of nurturing young talent, came out supporting this initiative.
He said, “This was needed from a long time. Here, along with education, people would take interest in sports, especially cricket”. He goes to say, ” Some of these cricketers may end up playing for Bengal one day.” He also says that not only boys but girls too, are free to take up admission in this institution.
Monayem had won the CAB First Division league with the Bhowanipore Cricket Club in the 2015-16 season. He also carries with him an experience of coaching first division clubs for 15 years.
The football training will be provided by specialized coaching staffs from the inaugural Indian Super League champions, Atletico De Kolkata.
The CEO of the club Mr.Subrata was present for occasion and said that, “ATK has helped the development of football in the country.” He also assured continuous help and support from the club to this institution.
source: http://www.sportscrunch,in / Sports Crunch / Home> Cricket / by Souryaprokas Bhaduri / November 23rd, 2017