Achrekar’s cricket academy, Goa government sign MoU; to set up coaching centre


The Goa government’s Sports and Youth Affairs department on Tuesday signed an MoU with the Mumbai-based Achrekar’s Cricket Academy to set up a coaching centre in Goa.

Union Minister for Roads and National Highways, Nitin Gadkari, and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant were present during the signing of the MoU.

“This will (help) develop excellence in cricket talent of Goa by imparting quality training (free of cost),” a statement issued by the Goa Chief Minister’s Office said. The coaching centre is expected to come up in Sawant’s constituency of Sanquelim.

Founded by coach Ramakant Achrekar, the Achrekar Cricket Academy, which is based in Dadar, Mumbai has trained some of the top cricketers in the country including the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Test cricketers such as Vinod Kambli, Praveen Amre, among others.