Dhoni wants to set up sports academy in MP

Bhopal: Team India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has written to the Madhya Pradesh government, expressing a desire to set up a sports academy in the state to groom the budding talent in sports.

In a letter to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Dhoni has said, "I and my fellow cricketers want to work for increasing the talent of noted players not only in cricket, but in other sports as well." Dhoni has urged the Chief Minister to provide adequate land to set up the proposed academy.

"There are lakhs of youths and sports persons, who want to represent the country in various sports, but cannot do so in the absence of proper infrastructure and training facilities," he has said.

The Indian skipper has also said that he wanted to set up a world-class sports academy, along with other sports schools, where children could be taught the regular subjects and get training in sports.