Indian off spinner Parvez Rasool will soon set up a cricket academy in the southern part of Kashmir. Rasool, who became the first player from the state of Jammu and Kashmir to represent India, will be establishing his own cricket academy in the Bijbehara area of south Kashmir.
Rasool’s cricket academy will be set up in the Model Higher Secondary School in the Anantnag district.
A post on the official Facebook page of Directorate of School Education Kashmir recently stated, “Today the road map for establishing the state of the art Parvez Rasool Cricket Academy at Model Higher Secondary School, Bijbehara, Anantnag was finalised in collaboration with Kanwal Foods.”
In earlier interviews, Rasool had admitted that he was eager to promote the sport of cricket in the troubled region of Kashmir. Rasool’s call to set up his own cricket academy will surely improve the infrastructure of the game in Kashmir.
“Development of turf, wickets, pavillion, change room, gym centre, sports equipment and other utilities are some of the components that will be done by the Education Department in collaboration,” an official of the Education Department was quoted.
Rasool has played a solitary ODI for India, against Bangladesh in June 2014. The off spinner though, is a regular performer within the Indian domestic setup and has an impressive first class record.