Saeed Ajmal donates Rs10m for Faisalabad Cricket Academy

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  1. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    Saeed Ajmal announced Rs 10 million for Faisalabad Cricket Academy. Ajmal said that he gained popularity across the world only because of Pakistan and now wants to serve it by establishing a cricket academy in Faisalabad. He will personally coach the young local talent in the academy. “The government has allotted Faisalabad Agriculture university ground to set up the academy.”

    My respect for this man grows more everyday. Great to see a player giving back to his country.
  2. Victorious Pakistan

    Victorious Pakistan Smooth Operator

    Feb 29, 2012
    What a legend he is turning out too be. He has carried this Pakistan team for the best part of 2years now and as if that was not enough he invests and puts money into a cricket academy and will take his own time out to help produce players.

    Really is a great thing too do, i hope it all goes well for him. He won't be around for much longer I suppose as he said himself he will retire before the next World Cup, and so he will now take his own time and help Pakistan cricket move forward by investing in the youth.

    Hats off too The Legend Saeed Ajmal, Great guy!.
  3. Saurav

    Saurav Talented

    Sep 29, 2012
    another reason to love him
  4. Major

    Major Cornered Tiger

    Apr 28, 2010
    Thats very good stuff by him. Respect for Ajmal
  5. Don Corleone

    Don Corleone Kaptaan

    Jul 20, 2012

    Awesome stuff by Ajmal.
  6. Cover Drive

    Cover Drive Talented

    Apr 13, 2012
    He was always very ambitious about making an academy in Fiasalabad. He adores his city and still lives there although many crickets move to Lahore due to National Cricket Academy et cetra.
  7. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal unveils academy plan

    FAISALABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal announced Thursday that he is setting up a cricket academy to find new talent and produce bowlers like himself to torment the world's best batsmen.

    The 35-year-old is regarded as the best spinner in all three formats of the game, and was instrumental in Pakistan's rout of the world's then best Test team England in the United Arab Emirates last year.

    He said the Saeed Ajmal International Cricket Academy, in the eastern Pakistani city of Faisalabad, will be free of charge to budding cricketers.

    "I want to groom the enormous talent in the country and no fee will be charged in my academy because I don't want the players to suffer the ordeal I did in coming to this stage," Ajmal said at the launch.

    The academy, spread over eight acres (3.2 hectares) at Faisalabad's Agriculture University, will cost around 70 million rupees ($720,000) to set up, with an initial 30 million rupees provided by Ajmal himself.
    The Pakistan government has also donated 10 million rupees.

    "I am thankful to the prime minister for his financial help and hope that the government and affluent people of the country will help me more," Ajmal said. "I will also go house-to-house for donations."

    Ajmal has so far taken 122 Test and 117 one-day wickets, and is also the highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 cricket with 71.

    Pakistan is rich in natural cricketing talent but hundreds of young people fail to make the grade due to lack of facilities in a country marred by poor governance and Islamist militant attacks.

    The Pakistan Cricket Board lauched its own cricket academy in 2000 in the eastern city of Lahore and also has regional academies in the cities of Karachi, Rawalpindi and Peshawar.
  8. ahsan_20022

    ahsan_20022 Youngsta Beauty

    Aug 13, 2010
  9. Wistful Reminisces

    Wistful Reminisces Banned

    Sep 21, 2012
    Really excellent initiative :clap :clap

    And a shocking, yet great gesture by the government too, shockingly. Have to appreciate it :clap
  10. iAd

    iAd Sultan of Swing

    Nov 9, 2012
    I heard he gave Rs. 30 Million

    Anyways :clap

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