Srinagar: Former India cricketer Suresh Raina will open a cricket academy in Jammu and Kashmir to train those aspiring to become cricketers, especially youth from remote areas. An official spokesman gave this information. Raina met Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Dilbag Singh here on Friday and discussed plans to improve the sportsmanship of the youth of this union territory.
A police spokesperson said, ‘Suresh Raina, a famous (former) international player, met Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh today (Friday) at Police Headquarters (PHQ) and discussed those plans of the police. That in which the sportsmanship of local youth is being encouraged.’
He said that the DGP thanked the former cricketer for coming to PHQ and appreciated his commitment to serve for the youth of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Raina said that he wants to promote sports among the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.
The former Indian batsman said that he wants to guide talented youth or children from different parts of the state including schools, colleges and rural areas. He has also written a letter to the DGP earlier to promote cricket and especially to identify the talent of poor children.