Singapore Cricket Association appoints Subhomoy Das as batting coach

Former Bengal batsman Subhomoy Das takes charge as the batting coach of Singapore cricket team.

Written by: Sujata Sarkar
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Singapore, Mar 12: The modern residential cricket coaching school has been under construction for around last six months at a place named Barasat in West Bengal.

Subhomoy Das, the former wicket-keeper batsman of Bengal who also represented Jharkhand later has been the chief architect of this school and being one of the close associates.

File photo: Subhomoy Das

Das had already made former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to join this residential school as a wicket-keeping and batting mentor.

But in a recent development, Subhomoy Das received another exciting offer. That is to join the cricket academy, run by Singapore Cricket Association (SCA) as its chief batting coach.

Das who has accepted SCA's offer already said: “Working in Singapore and developing their cricket academy to produce quality cricketer in near future is always exciting for me.

"So, I have agreed with the SCA terms and conditions and would like to join them only after our own project in Barasat starts.”

The interesting part of the story is that Das has also been made requests by the SCA officials to involve former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Singapore Cricket Academy as batting and wicket-keeping mentor.

Das said: “I also have conveyed the SCA request to Dhoni. He has already given consent to be the mentor of our Barasat Cricket academy.

"I am optimistic that he will also give consent to be associated with SCA. According to SCA terms and conditions, we will have to be there in the academy for at least once a month.”

Das has reportedly asked his one-time colleague, the fast bowler from Bengal, Abdul Munayem in this project. Munayem will work as the bowling coach in the SCA.

Das, while appreciating Dhoni’s thought process, said: “Though Dhoni has not yet given consent for SCA, he is a master class for his specific and measured advice for the SCA when he heard that SCA will be launched with all under-14 and under-17 boys.

"Dhoni has said junior boys cannot be neglected. They should be provided the best infrastructure and perfect teaching. Otherwise, they will not be developed at all.”

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