Pietersen to launch cricket academies in Dubai and India

"We are expecting kids from all around the world and will also be funding disadvantaged kids"

“We are expecting kids from all around the world and will also be funding disadvantaged kids”

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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has announced that he will be launching cricket academies in Dubai and India for children up to the age of 18.

Pietersen revealed that his academy in Dubai will open in October. However, there is no time frame available on the academy in India as it has still yet to be built. 

“I am going to start a cricket academy in Dubai in October,” Pietersen said. “The venue is not confirmed yet but it will be a state-of-the-art facility.

“There will be various courses which will be taught and we will train kids from the age of seven to 18.

“We chose Dubai because of its central location. The facilities there are magnificent.

“The opportunity arose last year and we grabbed it. We are expecting kids from all around the world and will also be funding disadvantaged kids.

“After Dubai, the second academy is going to be set up in India for sure. It is high on priority.”

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