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Mumbai, November 21, 2018 : In continuing their commitment to scout and develop talent at the grassroot level, Rajasthan Royals kicked off their seven day intense training camp on November 15 for its junior talent pool of Royal Colts (boys) & Royal Sparks (girls) at the Institute of Sport in Nagpur. Our very own Royal, Rahul Tripathi also visited the camp and guided the campers for two days.

A total of 35 boys and girls participated in the first camp organised as part of the recently launched grassroots initiative of the Royals called the Royals Colts and Royal Sparks.

The training camp gave these aspiring young cricketers an understanding of the commitment, focus and effort required to become a successful cricketer. The camp worked on refining their cricketing skills, as well as providing each individual with a nutrition plan and fitness regime.

The kids underwent a High Performance Program under the watchful eyes of Royals’ Head of Cricket, Zubin Bharucha. Zubin focuses first on getting each player’s core skills to the highest possible standard so that they excel in all forms of the game.

The current crop of talent that we have identified as Royal Colts and Royals Sparks is extremely promising and I feel with the right training and guidance, these kids can emerge to be the next set of cricket stalwarts. My team and I were very excited about hosting this camp. During the camp, we focused on honing their cricketing skills, and also guided and equipped them with knowledge of high performance fitness and nutrition,” said Bharucha.

Over the course of seven days, the kids sweated it out and worked on their batting, bowling and fielding skills, underwent fitness drills, net sessions and got feedback via video analysis. The likes of Former Essex Cricketer Andrew McGarry, former Indian off-spinner Rajesh Chauhan and the current Rajasthan Royals Assistant Physio Niranjan Pandit conducted coaching/training sessions with the players.

Speaking of the initiative, former Essex Bowler, Andrew McGarry said, “Rajasthan Royals has always taken the lead in scouting and nurturing cricketing talent in India. It’s imperative that the budding cricketers get access to top quality infrastructure and comprehensive training and I am very honoured that I was part of this camp organised by Rajasthan Royals and Institute of Sport.”

Romi Bhinder, Somi Bhinder, Parmendra Vikram Singh assisted the cricket team and were supported by a team of masseurs and mental conditioning coach Dr Neeta Adhau.

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