ACE CRICKETER MURALI KARTHIK TEACHES UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
~ Initiative to provide world-class training for young aspiring cricketers across the country ~
The Coca-Cola cricket coaching camps take forward Coca-Cola India’s commitment to promote a sporting culture and healthy active living in the country.
The Coca-Cola cricket camp was a day long affair that took place at Jamia Millia Islamia University Ground
This initiative brought budding cricketers and cricket greats on the same platform, the Delhi leg of the camp had the legendary cricketer Murali Karthik coaching the north zone teams
Camp to focus on cricketing skills, nutrition, fitness and a 360 degree approach to a healthy lifestyle
New Delhi, February 14, 2013: Coca-Cola India, the country’s leading beverage brand, provided the budding cricketers in Delhi, an opportunity to access world-class training from ace cricketers. The Coca-Cola Cricket Coaching camps took place on the 14th of February at the Jamia Millia Islamia University Ground as a part of the recently launched Toyota University Cricket Championship (TUCC), which saw the best university cricket teams from across the country participating in an enthralling battle of spirit and talent.
The Coca-Cola Cricket coaching camp bought a world class coaching experience to young cricketers from the selected university teams encompassing top eight teams from all four zones. In Delhi the camp, was attended by the qualifying north zones teams from Aligarh , Gwalior and Jamia Millia university who were coached by distinguished cricketer Murali Karthik. Coca-Cola cricket camp looks at providing a platform to aspiring young cricketers to get an all round training experience.
Speaking on this initiative Deepak Jolly V.P Public Affairs and Communication Coca-Cola India and South West Asia said “Coca-Cola has always been committed to promoting a healthy and sports-centric lifestyle in the country. The organization has been an ardent supporter of Cricket in India and has been associated with highly successful cricket initiatives in the past. As a partner for the Toyota University Cricket championship, we look forward to these camps as they help promote and nurture young talent and also get youngsters out into sports arenas and grounds. Coca-Cola believes that the youth of this country has amazing talent that must be given the right platform to excel. We want the budding cricketers of this country to have access to state of the art infrastructure and holistic training. We will look to harness not just their cricketing skills but inculcate nutrition, fitness and a 360 degree approach to a healthy lifestyle during these camps as well. We see our camps as a platform to nurture these budding sportsmen and give the nation the next set of cricket stalwarts”.
Ace Cricketer, Murali Karthik, said “The Coca-Cola cricketing camps has been a very rewarding and fulfilling experience. Seeing the young guns on field has given me a great sense of pride. I believe that with the optimal amount of training we are on our way to produce ace and world class cricketers. The training session has been a learning experience for me as well, I have been truly inspired by enthusiasm and zeal of not just the young cricketers but each and every person involved in the project.”
Parveen Singh, captain Jamia Milia Islamia University was quoted saying “The Coca-Cola Coaching Camp is an incredible platform for my team and me. The chance to be coached by Murali Karthik, who is such a great role model for all of us is a once in a lifetime opportunity. As an aspiring cricketer to be given state of the art training and coaching at this juncture is really crucial and we are really thankful to Coca-Cola for giving us this opportunity”
The TUCC is an extension of the prestigious RohintonBaria Tournament and the Championship matches will begin from 23rd February2013. The top eight teams from RohintonBaria will sweat it out, playing at various University grounds and International stadiums in New Delhi, Mumbai, Gwalior among other cities. The participating teams for the 2013 Championship that have been selected from the 4 regional zones are – JamiaMiliaIslamia, Aligarh Muslim University, AwadheshPratap Singh University, Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Mumbai University, Jiwaji University, University of Madras and Jain University. The teams for this Championship have been selected through the RohintonBaria Tournament, which involves participation from more than two hundred Universities and twenty lakh students across the country.
About Coca-Cola India
Coca-Cola in India refreshes millions of consumers throughout the country with an exciting range of beverages including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Thums Up, Fanta, Limca, Sprite, Maaza, Minute Maid Pulpy Orange, Minute Maid Nimbu Fresh, Minute Maid Mixed Fruit, Minute Maid 100 % juice (Minute Maid Apple, Minute Maid Orange, Minute Maid Grape), Georgia, Georgia Gold, Kinley, Kinley Club Soda, Burn and Nestea through a network of more than one and a half million outlets. The Coca-Cola India system has invested more than US$ 2 billion in its Indian operations and provides direct employment to more than 25,000 people. For more information and details on the company’s Indian operations please visit: www.coca-colaindia.com and www.myenjoyzone.com