Former Indian cricketer plans to open Dubai sports academy
Former Indian cricketer Robin Singh has announced plans to launch a sports academy in Dubai.
RS Sports Academy will be launched by Singh under Zenith Sports Academy, a newly established sports management company also managed by Singh who played for India in one Test and 136 one-dayers between 1989 and 2001 as an all-rounder.
As a first step, RS Sports Academy will offer cricket coaching for young talented players of the UAE. This will soon follow coaching in other sports, physical fitness and other related activities, a statement said.
Additionally, Zenith Sports Academy will host tournaments, organise events and offer expert solutions in sports celebrity management, engagement, promotions and artist coordination for events, the statement added.
“It has been my vision to set up an academy to support the budding talent of UAE, and RS Sports Academy will ensure that every talented child has the opportunity to pursue their dreams of playing at the highest level” said Singh, CEO of RS Sports Academy.
“While we’ve already charted a well-defined and competitive pathway to coach the fantastic talent pool of the UAE, I will be relocating to Dubai starting September to personally oversee the operation of the academy as its CEO,” he added.
Robin Singh is currently the coach of the IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians. He will bring in international level coaches from India, West Indies, South Africa and other countries to join his team of coaches. The coaching team will also be supported by data analysts, physiotherapists and physical fitness trainers.
RS Sports Academy will tie up with selected schools in Dubai and operate from the school’s premises during and after school hours.