According to an official of Madhya Pradesh, the first women’s cricket academy will be set up in Shivpuri district and a talent search programme for selecting players for it will commence from Monday.
Shivpuri is the state Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia’s Assembly constituency.
“This is going to be the 11th sports academy in the state. Academies for athletics, shooting, horse riding, water sports, martial arts, men’s hockey, women’s hockey, badminton, archery and men’s cricket are already running in Madhya Pradesh,” the official voiced.
The talent search programme for state women’s cricket academy will start from 28th February. It will be open for 14 to 21 age-group, he stated.
The first talent search for the academy will be held in Indore on February 28th and 1st March. A government statement stated, players from all the districts of Indore and Ujjain divisions are free to participate in the exercise.
Similarly, the talent search exercise will be accomplished in the state capital on March 2nd and 3rd for the districts of Bhopal, Narmadapuram and Sagar divisions, it appended.
For the districts of Jabalpur division, it is going to be conducted in Jabalpur on 4th and 5th of March, whilst for the districts of Gwalior and Chambal division the exercise will be organized in Shivpuri on March 7th and 8th.
Education, accommodation, food, training kit are provided free of cost to the chosen players in all the academies by the sports department in MP.