Sachin Tendulkar explains what took him so long to launch a cricket academy

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar waited five years since retirement before launching his own academy and the India batting great wants to take the venture beyond cricket’s traditional pockets, he told Reuters on Friday.

“Along the way there were many guys who approached me but I was not convinced with what they wanted to do,” Tendulkar said in an interview. “If we are to do something for young cricketers then we have to be on the same page, the vision has to align. With Middlesex, that was the case.”

“It will be in India, England and other parts of the world. It’s not necessarily just the cricket playing nations,” Tendulkar said by phone. “There are number of nations where there is interest in cricket but they do not have access to proper facilities. The vision is to spread cricket to as many countries as possible.”

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