One of the branches of the Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) was launched in Noida by the brothers Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan in May this year.
The idea behind the academy is to train future cricket coaches in India, who will then train youngsters and offer them useful tips in effective coaching.
Recently, the academy collaborated with the Indian Army and conducted trials for selection in Kupwara District, Jammu and Kashmir.
Out of the 100 candidates who appeared for the trials, Danish Qadeer, 18, and Shahrukh Hussein, 20, were selected by the Army. The two will now train under CAP.
“These kids have just enrolled in the academy. They would be going through the preliminary module of CAP, and after completing the preliminary module they would advance to the other levels of CAP modules,” Irfan told The Indian Express.
Irfan also appreciated the efforts of the Indian army by saying that it was a very noble move by them to support the kids. He also said that the brothers were always there to support and promote the sport.
Apart from the brothers, the academy also has renowned aussie coaches Greg Chappell and Cameron Tradell in its core team as the chief mentors. It is the two of them who’ve curated the academy’s curriculum, with a focus on nutrition and physical development of the kids.