Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy DY Patil Sports Centre Launches
Mumbai, January 28, 2020: In its endeavour in creating world class cricketers, the Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy (TMGA) today announced the launch of its first state-of-the-art cricket academy and sports centre in the world at DY Patil Navi Mumbai.
Around 200 students from ages 7 to 21 spread across two batches would be imparted training in the finer nuances of the game under the watchful eyes of the experienced coaches led by global head coach Josh Knappett and the head coach at DY Patil ex-Indian international Vinod Kambli. Apart from on-field cricket coaching, there would be strength, conditioning, psychology and tactical based sessions. These sessions would help students improve both cricket and life skills aligning with the vision of TMGA in creating not just better cricketers but better global citizens.
Both the morning and evening batch would be of two and a half hours each and students would have four sessions per week for 12 months. Alongside the cricket coaching, students would have access to the sports centre where students can play Tennis, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Swimming, indoor games and Squash (coming up soon) and use the new state of the art gymnasium.
Sachin Tendulkar said “We have been holding cricketing camps in London, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune for the past two years and the response we have received from these camps has been overwhelmingly positive. Our dream of launching a full time academy has been realised. Our academy is a place where budding cricketers can enhance their skills and work towards their dreams of playing at the highest level. We are delighted to partner with DY Patil sports academy and Dr Vijay Patil. Having talked with Vijay about the TMGA vision and our shared passion for sport it was clear that this was a fantastic partnership and one we should both pursue. I am sure that this academy will produce some promising players who will make our country proud both on and off the field.”
Dr Vijay Patil said ‘’With the TMGA annual cricket program, we will be able to facilitate a program with the iconic cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar at the helm backed by the heritage and knowledge of the Middlesex County Cricket Club stalwarts which is truly an empowering experience.
At the TMGA DY Patil Sports Centre, we aim to create a destination that brings forward a sense of community by bringing people together who are bound by their love of the sport. With this sports Centre and our association with TMGA, we are bringing global standard sports infrastructure to India and providing a truly world-class family sports destination’’.
The world class facilities at The Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy DY Patil Sports Centre cater for a number of sports. A first class international standard cricket field accompanied by a pavilion will all necessary amenities. Two magnificent swimming pools, an adult and a learner pool fitted witha state of the art filtration system are at the heart of the facility. The facility is also home to a 9000 square feet PU approved acrylic basketball court, a 9000 square feet floodlit football rink, four ITF approved tennis courts spread over 30,000 square feet, three Badminton courts approved by the Badminton Association of India and assigned indoor space for Table tennis, Carom and Snooker. The changing facilities are plentiful for members and medical provision is permanently on site. The facility boasts two unique food experiences for its members, a luxurious dining restaurant and a café that has something for the whole family to enjoy.
Memberships for the sports centre open on January 28th. For further information and for online bookings visit www.tmgadypsc.com send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org / Support@tmgadypsc.com or call on +91 844 844 9555
The Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy is a visionary venture by Sachin Tendulkar and Middlesex County Cricket Club that is aimed at providing the best in cricket education. It was launched in 2018 with the promise of delivering world-class coaching sessions, utilising high-quality training facilities, in an excellent learning environment, delivered by a team of elite coaches. For two successive years, coaching camps were held in London, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune with over 2,000 students taking part.
D Y Patil Sports Academy, over the years has emerged as a symbol of excellence amongst the sporting community in India. It hosts the biggest cricket stadium in Mumbai with a capacity of 45,000 people. Voted as the 6th best cricket stadium in the world by the British Architect’s Journal, the stadium has also hosted the 2008 and 2010 Indian Premier League (IPL) finals. With global standard infrastructure and TMGA’s expertise, the stadium will play the perfect host.
Richard Goatley LLB (Hons) KCL ACA
Richard Goatley is the Chief Executive Officer of Middlesex County Cricket Club and of Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy. Richard was responsible, together with Sachin Tendulkar and Mrinmoy Mukherjee (his fellow TMGA CEO) for the creation of the partnership between the parties to create the TMGA organisation. Richard has working in cricket for 15 years, initially as Finance Director of Middlesex and in 2015 became the CEO of the Club – leading them to success as the County Championship winners in 2016. He has also been responsible of the recruitment to Middlesex of world-leading players such as AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum. The Club’s current roster also includes World Cup winning England Captain Eoin Morgan, Richard studied Law at University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998.
Mike Gatting OBE
Mike Gatting is one of the most celebrated England cricketers of his generation. Mike made his England debut aged 20 and went on to play 79 Test Matches and 92 One Day Internationals, captaining England in 23 Test Matches. He scored 10 Test Hundreds amongst his 4,409 Test Match runs.
Mike is one of only three England Captains since 1971 (the others being fellow Middlesex men Mike Brearley and Andrew Strauss) to have won the Ashes on Australian soil, with a memorable 2-1 victory in 1986/7. He also captained England in the 1987 World Cup, narrowly losing in the final in his efforts to become the first Englishman to lift the trophy.
Under David Gower’s captaincy, Mike made his highest Test score of 207 in Chennai in 1985, sharing a partnership with Graeme Fowler of 241 and in the process became the first two Englishmen to score a Test double hundred in India. This remains the only occasion that two Englishmen have scored double centuries in the same Test Match. Gatting’s performances were instrumental in leading England to an unlikely 2-1 series victory against a powerful India side.
Mike is a true Middlesex legend, playing first class cricket between 1975 and 1998 and captained the Club between 1983 and 1997, scoring 36,549 first-class runs with 94 first-class hundreds. Under his leadership, Middlesex won the County Championship on 3 occasions, also winning 5 One-day trophies.Subsequent to playing, Mike forged a successful career as a cricket administrator becoming the ECB Managing Director of Cricket Partnerships and received the honour of being elected as MCC President in 2013. Mike still serves on the Middlesex CCC Board of Directors.
Mrinmoy Mukherjee is the CEO of Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy and of SRT Sports Management Pvt. Ltd. (SRTSM) which is a premier sports management organisation that manages all social initiatives and commercial partnerships of one of India’s most-reputed cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar.
In a career that spans over two decades in Sales, Marketing and Top Management Roles, Mrinmoy has worked with some of India’s most reputed companies. In his current role at SRTSM and TMGA, Mrinmoy is the key person working towards transforming Brand Sachin into Enterprise Sachin along with creating a substantial impact towards realizing Sachin’s dream as part of his second innings of giving back to his beloved country and to the world and of transforming India from a sport-loving nation to a sport-playing nation.
Dr. Vijay D Patil
“It always fills me up with immense joy to see batch after batch of students head out into the world equipped with the power of knowledge and an aspiration to create real impact in the world.” A leader, a charismatic visionary, a fervent entrepreneur Dr. Vijay Patil, Chancellor of DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai, is the beacon-bearer in the field of education, sports and healthcare in young India. Lauded for his contribution to all three fields, his quest for delivering the best in each domain, prevails. His passion for sports and a vision to bring about change has resulted in our University’s far-reaching success. Dr. Vijay Patil’s relentless pursuit for excellence has made DY Patil University a consortium of 10 renowned educational institutes producing thousands of talented graduates every year.
An excellent cricketer himself, his spirit and zest for life are indomitable. The expansive DY Patil Sports Stadium, equipped with avant garde facilities, that stands tall in our University campus is his brainchild He strongly believes in developing and delivering state of the art projects that will be instrumental in benefitting young India.