The Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence has announced the opening of its first academy in Kolkata

✍️By Special Correspondent

Yuvraj Singh Center of Excellence, promoted by International Cricketer Yuvraj Singh commences admissions for cricket enthusiasts at Merlin Rise in Kolkata.

The Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence has announced the opening of its first academy in Kolkata, the City of Joy. The center is now set up in the sport-themed greenfield township of Merlin Rise – the Sports Township, near Rajarhat, Chowmatha Rajarhat.

YSCE in collaboration with the Merlin Group, is delighted to introduce a free cricket coaching camp from 20th to 22nd May. Through this camp, hands-on training will be provided to aspiring students by professional coaches. One year scholarship will also be offered to the most promising students.

Merlin Group, India’s leading real estate conglomerate feels immensely privileged in implementing its coveted association with India’s cricketing icon Yuvraj Singh. The state-of-the-art academy promises to nurture and train budding & aspiring cricketers in the sphere of Bengal through its ultra-modern facilities under the guidance of a team of professional coaches.

Besides associating with the Yuvraj Singh Center of Excellence (YSCE), Merlin Rise will also house the “R10 Football Academy” by Ronaldinho, a swimming academy – “Michael Phelps Swimming” by Michael Phelps, and “MMA Matrix Training Center” by renowned Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff.

YSCE, an integrated 360-degree sports development institute, offers players the maximum possible facilities to grab their full potential.

The academy aims to provide an unparallel opportunity for enthusiastic & passionate youngsters to excel in the field of cricket through innovative & imaginative training techniques with national and international exposure, leading to individual development.

Yuvraj Singh once elaborated, “We have a lot of talent among young players in our country, and it is important to nurture this talent in the right manner. Through this academy, our panel of coaches will endeavor to guide these youngsters so that they can fine-tune their techniques to prepare themselves for a long innings in this sport. More importantly, we are looking forward to helping them develop a strong mindset and understanding of the game through our on-ground knowledge and experiences”.

The academy will provide both outdoor and indoor training facilities to budding aspirants.

Commenting on this association, Saket Mohta, Managing Director, Merlin Group said, “We at Merlin are privileged to be associated with cricketing icon Yuvraj Singh and his academy YSCE. Parents have been waiting to bring back their children to the playing field especially after a hiatus of 2 years due to the pandemic. I am sure they will make a beeline at Merlin Rise to secure their kid’s a berth at this academy.”

“The Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence (YSCE) is the culmination of many years of toil & sweat of a passionate cricketer Yuvraj Singh who has become one of India’s top cricketing icons. We are happy to be associated with Merlin Group to set up the Yuvraj Singh Center of Excellence (YSCE) in the Rise-Sports Republic. This will be our first academy in East India. We aspire to groom every aspiring cricketer from a grass root level to the highest standards.” said Simar Jeet Singh, COO, Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence.

“Cricket is the most popular sport in India and there is no dearth of talent, however, I visualise a budding sports infrastructure to be set up in Bengal. This has motivated me to establish & concretise a world-class sports infrastructure of internationally acclaimed brands to nurture and grow their talent. I strongly believe that YSCE will nourish the talent pool of our state and take them on to the next level of perfection. As a responsible corporate, we had a vision of setting up a project that will serve our society holistically.” added Saket Mohta, Managing Director, Merlin Group

The academy will strive to engulf every cricketing potential leading to physical as also their mental development. YSCE will also provide basic assessment system through which parents will get quarterly video analysis and performance reports of their ward. YSCE with Merlin Rise Sports developed a world-class cricket training facility in Kolkata. We will have BCCI level 1-2 coaches for the students, international level training equipment and we will give International Exposure to the players.

For admissions and program details, parents can contact 033 40922344 / 9667033811.

About YSCE:

Conceptualised and promoted by International cricketer, Yuvraj Singh, YSCE also offers an integrated 360-degree sports development institute focused on providing the highest level of professional training in the field of cricket.

YSCE’s out of the box strategy, also focuses on developing the sporting ecosystem of the country via a multi-faceted approach which includes setting up of world-class cricket training facility in Kolkata & across the country, identifying and supporting technology solutions for the enhancement of the sports, pitch intelligence, character building and even the full understanding of the laws of the sport.
For facilities we provide BCCI level 1-2 coaches for our students, International Level Training Equipment which will eventually give International Exposure to our aspiring students.

How is YSCE different – having best Facilities, three Center Wickets, Net Practice Area with Four Turf wickets, Two AstroTurf wickets, Two Bowling Machines, Top Coaching Programs, Video Analysis, Fitness Tests, Assessment Reports and BCCI Qualified Level 1, Level 2 coaches.

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About Merlin Group:

Conceptualised in 1984, Merlin Group is now one of the pre-eminent conglomerates in the real estate industry in India, having a plenitude of prestigious residential and commercial complexes, office buildings, and townships to its credit over the past three decades. Its presence spans Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Pune, Chennai as well as Colombo. With the shifting epoch, Merlin Group has now extended its movement to contemporary shopping malls, resorts, industrial estates, clubs, etc.

With a fleet of prestigious residential and commercial complexes spanning across India, Merlin Group has innovated with various formats and core projects including premium housing, essential housing, country homes and bungalows, specialty malls, office towers, I.T. buildings, hotels, new generation clubs, and resorts, serviced apartments, stadium, and townships.

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