Mumbai, Oct 24 (UNI) The LIC-Vengsarkar Cricket Academy was today inaugurated by LIC managing director Thomas Mathew at Chembur here.
As many as 500 boys had come for the selection for the under-13, under-15 and under-17 age-groups.
After the tremendous success of his 12-year-old Elf-Vengsarkar Cricket Academy in south Mumbai, this is the second cricket academy started by former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar. The young cricketers who reside in suburbs have a God send opportunity to avail the top-class facilities at Chembur in North East Mumbai. The cricket plot consists of as many as 15 wickets aided by lush green outfield, stated a media release here.
The coaching will be free of charge. Besides, free kit and cricket clothing would be provided to all the trainees. Out of the 500 who turned up for the trials, only 25 in each group have been selected for the training.
The training will be imparted in two sessions, that is from 0700 hrs to 0930 hrs in the morning and 1530 hrs to 1800 hrs in the evening.
The LIC-Vengsarkar academy will participate in many tournaments in Mumbai as well as outside the metropolis. The 'LIC Cup' for the under-13 will also be started and will be held in January next year, the release added.