Mumbai, June 14, 2023: SRT10 Global Academy, a pioneering sports institution founded by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, has appointed Dr. Atul Gaikwad as its Global Head Coach. Dr. Gaikwad has had an illustrious career as a cricket coach spanning 30 years.

Dr. Gaikwad’s extensive coaching journey encompasses mentoring and monitoring high-performance programs for young men and women, as well as educating and training local coaches as a Coach Educator. He is the first Indian resident coach to secure entry into the Elite Level 4 coaching course and successfully achieve certification as a Specialist Level 4 Elite Coach.

With a vision to transform India from a sport-loving nation to a sport-playing nation, SRT10 Global Academy embodies Sachin Tendulkar’s commitment to nurturing young talent and fostering a culture of sporting excellence. As a part of this initiative, the academy provides aspiring athletes with experienced coaches, a comprehensive curriculum, and state-of-the-art infrastructure aimed at inspiring a love for sports and enabling them to unlock their full potential.

Sachin Tendulkar, the driving force behind SRT10 Global Academy, shared his enthusiasm about Dr. Atul Gaikwad’s appointment, stating, “We are happy to welcome Dr. Atul Gaikwad as the Global Head Coach of SRT10 Global Academy. Having known him for years, I have closely seen his work ethic and passion for cricket. His recent achievement as the first coach from India to be awarded the ECB Specialist Coach level four certification is a testimony to his commitment towards cricket coaching. His experience and achievements make him a valuable addition to our SRT10 Global Academy team, and I am sure he will play his part in continuing our mission of inspiring young athletes to fall in love with cricket and achieving their fullest potential.”

Expressing his excitement, Dr. Atul Gaikwad stated, “It is an absolute honour to join SRT10 Global Academy and work towards our shared vision of transforming India into a nation that not only loves sports but also actively participates in it. I am committed to utilizing my experience and expertise to nurture and develop young talent, empowering them to become future sporting stars and contributing to the growth of Indian sports.”

Situated within the renowned DY Patil Sports Academy, SRT10 Global Academy goes beyond traditional coaching methodologies, nurturing the holistic growth of young athletes. Supported by a team of experienced coaches, the academy creates a nurturing environment where children can discover their passion for sports and strive to become the best versions of themselves.

Dr. Vijay Patil, President of DY Patil Sports Academy, expressed his support for the new appointment, stating, “We are delighted to have Dr. Atul Gaikwad join SRT10 Global Academy. With his exceptional coaching credentials and passion for player development, he is a valuable addition to our team. We look forward to witnessing the positive impact his leadership will have on our young athletes.”

NEW DELHI: SRT Sports Management Private Limited on Saturday clarified that batting great Sachin Tendulkar is not a part of the upcoming Legends League Cricket (LLC).

The LLC is a professional cricket league meant for retired players, and it has recently announced its Indian squad for the league.

A promotional video featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan shows that Tendulkar is also going to be a part of the league, which the official spokesperson of SRT Sports rejected.

“The news about @sachin_rt’s participation in ‘Legends League Cricket’ is not true. The organisers should refrain from misleading cricket fans and Mr. Amitabh Bachchan,” said the official spokesperson of SRT Sports Management Pvt. Ltd.

Starting January 20, the LLC will feature three star-packed teams which will lock horns with each other.

The Indian team will be represented by the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, and the Pathan brothers — Irfan and Yusuf.

The team will be called The India Maharajas which will see them compete against some other star players from other nations.

LLC had earlier announced the Asia team as ‘Asia Lions’ which comprises former Pakistani and Sri Lankan players including Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Sanath Jayasuriya, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Azhar Mahmood, Upul Tharanga, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammed Yousuf, Umar Gul and Asghar Afghan.