GEMS Heritage Indian School, in collaboration with ESM (East Sports Management), today ushered in GEMS Heritage Cricket Academy, a first-rate center with state-of-the-art modern technology, an enhanced curriculum and also ICC-qualified trains, all developed to offer young cricketers unrivaled training, support as well as chances to play matches.
With West Indies cricketing legend Brian Lara as the visitor of honour, the event was hung on the premises of GEMS Heritage Indian School and also included a girls’ and boys’ T10 cricket match, a variety of cricketing activities, inspirational speeches and a main unveiling of the Heritage Plaque, noting the launch of not simply the new academy, however likewise the Heritage Cricket Mug. To joys from spectating students and also their families, Lara required to the fold at the start of the women' suit and also later tossed the coin for the boys' video game.
Sunny Varkey, Founder, GEMS Education, said: “I am proud to see the establishment of such an important initiative to promote cricket – a sport so loved in India, my home country, as well as in the UAE, my home. I am also immensely pleased to see this special academy come to fruition as one of the standout USPs of GEMS Heritage Indian School. We are laying the foundations of a glorious cricketing future for our students, the school, GEMS Education and the nation as a whole, and I look forward to seeing the cricketing stars of tomorrow develop their skills today in our academy.”
International cricket player, Brian Lara, said: "I'm happy to be a part of this terrific moment at GEMS Heritage Indian Institution. It was terrific talking with Sunny Varkey and also understanding the college's organization with the event, together with the wider vision of advertising the very best cricket experience in the UAE. College cricket is the life as well as heart of this lovely game, and where the interest to play at the highest degree comes from for any international cricketer. Understanding that Dubai is a fusion of talented players from around the world, I absolutely believe the Heritage Cricket Mug will be an amazing experience as well as a tournament that will certainly set the criterion of youth cricket in the nation for a long time."
Darryl Bloud, Executive Principal, GEMS Heritage Indian School, said: "The launch of GEMS Heritage Cricket Academy marks a remarkable minute in our college's background. Our sporting centers offer themselves effectively to the intro of a large-scale academy and also event, and also I am delighted to be component of such a superb initiative - one that promises a rewarding sporting experience for our talented students to create and also refine their cricket abilities."
The inaugural Heritage Cricket Cup includes gamers from 21 schools from across the UAE, with a mix of the nation's leading promising cricketers. The tournament aims to highlight the best in these climbing celebrities, as the Heritage Cricket Cup gives essential top quality video game time for young players to examine and execute the abilities they have learned and practised throughout the period.
James Bowring, Managing Director of ESM, said "The partnership in between GEMS Heritage Indian School and also ESM started with a shared vision of creating a school which would certainly deliver cricket like nothing else. ESM is really pleased with the outcome, as the centers have been purpose developed to give cricketers of all ages a terrific location to be coached, practise as well as, most notably, play cricket matches at every level. I am truly excited to see gifted cricket stars emerge from GEMS Heritage Cricket Academy in the future."
GEMS Heritage Cricket Academy is open to cricketers aged three to six, who can join the Mini Smashers program, along with those aged seven to 16. Offerings include ICC-qualified instructors, international-grade facilities, technology-driven training with Pitch Vision as well as BOLA Bowling machines, a selection of competitions and ability camps, and also complimentary transportation to and from the Academy offered by STS (School Transport Services).