Deepak Chougule (India u-19 Cricketer and Ranji team member) along with Nishil Potdar has started the CCI (Cricket Coaching Institute, Belagavi)to train the upcoming talent from the city. Deepak Chougule has rubbed shoulders with top class players and legends like Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Venkatesh Prasad and has played along with the current Indian team members and Ranji trophy player like Robin Utthappa,KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, S Arvind, Abhimanyu Mithun,Vinay kumar to name a few.
Speaking to AAB Deepak said “the whole idea of opening this cricket institute is to share all the experience gained and impart the knowledge to the upcoming Cricketers in Belagavi so that they play higher level of cricket and make Belagavi proud. Our academy is initiated keeping in mind the betterment of the young talents in the city. Belagavi is filled with young budding cricketers who we aim to the guide and bring out the best in them”
Sreenath Arvind (Indian team) and Sudhindra Shinde (Karnataka Ranji trophy)were the chief guests who said that goof facilities and good coach will make better cricketers.
The academy which is partnered by Nishil Potdar aims to offer beginners and professionals with world class cricket coaching with a unique learning experience. They have in their team highly qualified and level-2 coaches to guide and train them to become a skilled cricketer.
The institute has indoor cricket facilities, automated bowling machine, video analysis, talent identification and evaluation, player pathway and physical training programs, high performance programs, 1 on 1 specific skill coaching & advisory sessions with experts.