State of the Art SSGMCE – SKCA Cricket Academy, Grand Launch at Shegaon, Maharashtra

A strong sporting infrastructure at grassroot level often results in producing great sportspersons.  Following that vision, renowned Cricket Coach and Former Mumbai Ranji Legend Sulakshan Kulkarni has tied hands with Shri Saint Gajanan Maharaj College Of Engineering, Shegaon , Maharashtra to promote grassroot cricket in India by coming up with a state of the art Cricket Academy.

Sulakshan Kulkarni
Sulakshan Kulkarni (Standing in Whites)

The inauguration of the Cricket Academy was conducted on 2nd December, 2021 at Shri Saint Gajanan Maharaj College Of Engineering, Shegaon , Maharashtra. Sulakshan Kulkarni who has represented as many as 5 states in a domestic career spanning almost 2 decades has also had an equally decorated career as a cricket coach working with numerous domestic teams making him one of the prolific cricket coaches in India. Sulakshan Kulkarni has been the brainchild behind this initiative and he was strongly supported by Shri Shrikant Dada Patil, Chairman of Shri Saint Gajanan Maharaj College Of Engineering. The initiative of coming up with this Cricket Academy seemed like a natural progression considering Sulakshan Kulkarni shares a great relation with the Chairman Shri Shrikant Dada Patil since many years.

Prashant Vaidya, Former Indian Cricketer & Former Vice President of Vidarbha Cricket Association graced the event as the Chief Guest at the Inaugration. Prashant Vaidya gave blessings and motivated the young students present at the academy.

The Shri Saint Gajanan Maharaj College Of Engineering – Sulakshan Kulkarni Cricket Academy consists of a state of the art cricket ground (80 yards boundary) amidst a beautiful green outfield & serene atmosphere. The ground also consists of true bouncy wickets resulting in great cricket training for the players. The Academy also boasts of gym and accommodation facilities to ensure residential as well as non residential students are trained in the best possible environment. Apart from that, the Academy consists of highly qualified Cricket Coaches under the aegis of Coach Sulakshan Kulkarni.

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