Shikhar Dhawan established his Sports Academy and Center of Excellence.

India’s senior opener Shikhar Dhawan on Friday launched his sports education and training organization Da One Sports.

The academy has launched various programs like grassroots innovation program and sports training program and will also focus on promoting sports culture at the grass root level. The academy will train in eight sports at grassroots and elite level.

The organization is developing four Centers of Excellence along with educating 500 coaches through its Coaches Education Programme. DAWN aims to be a sports and fitness program that positively impacts the lives of one million athletes over the next five years.

“We are selecting the best coaches from across India to ensure good quality training. I feel that cricket has given me a lot and I want to put in my efforts and do my part to keep it alive. I want to do it,” said Dhawan.

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