ACE CRICKETER VENKATESH PRASAD TO TEACH 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 Videocon School of Cricket,Central Park Cricket Ground,Sector-2, Karunamoyee, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, – 700091 on Feb 5th, 2013
This initiative brought budding cricketers and cricket greats on the same platform, the Kolkata leg of the camp had the legendary cricketer Venkatesh Prasad coaching the east zone teams
Camp to focus on cricketing skills, nutrition, fitness and a 360 degree approach to a healthy lifestyle
Kolkata, February 5, 2013: Coca-Cola India, the country’s leading beverage brand, provided the budding cricketers in Kolkata, an opportunity to access world-class training from ace cricketers. The Coca-Cola Cricket Coaching camps took place on the 5th of February, 2013 at the Videocon School of Cricket, Central Park Cricket 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 Kolkata the camp, was attended by the qualifying east zones teams from Jaunpur and Rewa, who were coached by veteran cricketer Venkatesh Prasad. 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 gets 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”.
Cricketer Venkatesh Prasad, said “the Coca-Cola cricketing camps has been an extremely satisfying and fulfilling experience. The current crop of young cricketers is extremely promising and I feel that with the right amount of training we can produce world-class cricketers. What`s important is to produce players that can excel in all forms of the game and it’s our job to encourage such talent across the country. During the teaching session at the camp I believe I have learnt as much, the zeal, enthusiasm and the sheer determination of not just the cricketers but everyone involved with this project is truly inspiring”. Naveen Tiwary, captain team Rewa was quoted saying “My team and I are extremely motivated and are very enthusiastic about participating in the Coca-Cola Cricket Coaching Camp. It is a great platform for aspiring cricketers like me to play with the best upcoming cricketing talent in the country, coupled with being coached by role models such as Venkatesh Prasad, this is a dream comes true”.
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
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