Under this scholarship program CAP will provide two years of cricket training to the selected children    AFP
Under this scholarship program CAP will provide two years of cricket training to the selected children AFP

New Delhi: The Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) run by former India players Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan, will be providing coaching to talented underprivileged kids along with scholarship. Mobile phone company OPPO is donating Rs 20 Lakhs to the academy for the scholarship purposes. Under this scholarship program CAP will provide two years of cricket training to the selected children. The selected children will get an opportunity to be trained under the guidance of cricket expert and coaches. These scholarships will help in unearthing new talent and give young kids a platform to kick-start their budding cricketing careers. 17 kids have been selected after two rounds of trial. In the 1st round, 50 kids participated out of which 30 students were selected and in the 2nd round, it was pruned to 17 for the scholarship program. Irfan and Yusuf Pathan s cricket academy collaborate with Indian Army; to train 2 Jammu & Kashmir talents

Meanwhile CAP, who have collaborated with the Indian Army, has sponsored two youngsters from Jammu & Kashmir to train in their Noida-based academy. Danish Qadeer (18 years) and Shahrukh Husssein (20 years) were selected in the trials conducted by the Indian Army in Kupwara district. Kids were selected by the Indian army for which they had conducted trials at Kupwara district of J&K. Out of 100 cricket enthusiasts, two were selected by the Indian Army for training under CAP, Irfan told IANS.