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Chennai Super Kings to launch Super Kings Academy in Chennai and Salem

The first branch of Super Kings Academy in Chennai will be placed at Thoraipakkam.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) unveiled that it will be establishing a cricket coach centre for both boys and girls named Super Kings Academy. The academy will commence with two centres – Chennai and Salem – and expand across Tamil Nadu, India and throughout the globe in future.

The first branch of Super Kings Academy in Chennai will be placed at Thoraipakkam, while the one in Salem will be at the Salem Cricket Foundation. The academies commence from April 2022 and operate throughout the year.

Chennai Super Kings CEO, K.S Viswanathan said, ”We have been involved with cricket for five decades and believe this is an ideal way to give back to the sport. This will be the right opportunity for us to share our experience and help nurture the next generation of cricketers.”

The academy at Thoraipakkam, Chennai has state-of-the-art facilities that include floodlit outdoor and indoor nets, several turf pitches and open nets facilities. A ground containing turf pitches will also be available for match simulation. Apart from all the aforementioned facilities, the centre has a cafeteria, fitness centre and other essential amenities for learners.

“With experienced coaches and best of facilities, the Super Kings Academy will not only provide top class coaching but also take a holistic approach in guiding boys and girls,” Viswanathan further added.

The academy in Salem is a stadium of international standards that stretches across 16 acres. The academy contains a full-size floodlit ground with practice pitches, a pavilion for players and a media centre.

Chennai Super Kings batting coach Mike Hussey on Super Kings Academy, said, “I think it’s a fantastic initiative, really excited about it. I think this gives opportunities to so many youngsters out there to get access to some great facilities, great coaching and then hopefully improve their game and come up the ranks and then one day, it would be awesome to see a number of players coming out of these academies playing for CSK in the IPL.”

Super Kings Academy will have experienced and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) certified coaches. The academy will also have guest lectures from CSK players and support staff.

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