Sumit Gupta – Cricket(9793223335)
An avid sportsperson and motivator, Sumit Gupta joins our proficient team with 35 years of experience as a trainer and cricket coach. Sumit is from Lucknow and formerly worked in the Indian Railways. His passion and perseverance for cricket however soon lead him to become a cricket coach in the Panther’s Cricket Academy, N.E.R. Stadium,Mawaiya in Charbagh,Lucknow.
As a seasoned cricket coach, Sumit emphasises on focused mentoring and psychological counselling while coaching his trainees. He is revered as an ideal coach by his students and stands as an inspiration for many.
Coach Sumit says ” Seeing the current scenario of Cricket overall, there’s yet a lot to be done for the
upliftment of players. “
“Loads of players lag behind due to lack of finances and adequate support. If given proper aid they
can all bring laurels to the state.”
He believes that if special provisions are made available for people like Sports Quota jobs in various departments of the State Government, it would further encourage more youth to indulge in their passion for sports and would be a great initiative to enthuse motivation to opt for it.
Shantanu Srivastava – Cricket(9161477407)
Coach Shantanu is from Lucknow city and comes from a family of cricketers. He was barely in class 6 when he was enrolled in Abhijeet Sinha Cricket Academy where he trained for 4-5 years. Post his thorough training there Shantanu Srivastava played for Club Cricket for 12 years.
With a diploma in cricket he also has under his belt BPED and MPED. Coach Shantanu has played at University as well as state level. He worked a year in Major Dhyan Chand Stadium after which he joined K.D. Sing Babu Stadium and has been coaching there since 4 years now.
Coach Shantanu says,” Dedication, discipline, the interest in the sport and the passion for it, paves the way for success for a sportsperson.” He continues, ” Too much practice on the field and exposure to technology can hamper a sportsperson’s health, balance and rest is equally important.” He is happy to share that currently there is a growing number of parents showing interest toward ushering their kids into sports and appreciate the value of it. He keenly hopes more parents come forward which will motivate children to choose sports.