Total India partners with Dilip Vengsarkar Cricket Academy
Total, a leading International oil and gas company, and the world’s second-ranked solar energy operator has partnered with Dilip Vengsarkar Cricket Academy, an institution committed to mentoring young aspiring cricketers and readying them to take on as future leaders of cricket representing India on a global platform.
With this initiative, Total India has embarked on a new journey of unleashing hidden talent of Indian youth and helping them meet their aspirations of making a mark in the game of professional cricket. The partnership entails support for the academy to create the requisite infrastructure and also provide best coaching facilities. Moreover Total will continue to facilitate workshops and tournaments initiated by the academy and provide other facilities such as kit bags for trainees, sports material and training equipment.
The academy also organizes a cricket tournament ‘Total Cup’ for players under 14 years of age in association with Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). Since its inception, the academy has produced stalwarts in the field of cricket such as Yuvraj Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Romesh Pawar, Dhaval Kulkarni to name a few. The academy has also produced players who have been successful in Ranji Trophy. Every year, the academy trains around 100 cricketers.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Dilip Vaswani, Chairman and Managing Director of Total for South Asia said, “India is a young nation. Every third person in an Indian city today is a youth. This vibrant young India has its own aspirations and they want to bring about change. With this partnership, our endeavour is to enable Indian youth to realize their dreams of making a mark in the world of professional cricket. We take pride in this association with the Academy and are committed to empowerment and skill development of Indian youth.”
Commenting on the association, Veteran Cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar said, “Our academy is training young cricketers since 1994 with the aim of producing superior talent that will lead the future of Cricket in India and globally. This association with a responsible corporate citizen such as Total brings tremendous value to our endeavours. Total has been a long standing partner and together, we look forward to fostering newer talent and enriching the world of Indian Cricket.”
Total is committed to being the company whose actions inspire confidence in a responsible, sustainable energy future, by meeting the growing demand from its customers and driving continuous improvement in its operations.
Total’s philosophy is to conduct business in a way that benefits as many people as possible. To ensure that its activities have positive impact for society as a whole, including local economies and communities near its production sites, the company is involved in a number of projects, alongside partners with recognized skills and expertise such as institutions and NGOs specializing in education or micro finance and others.
The academy is an institution in itself and is run and mentored by Dilip Vengsarkar, a name that needs no introduction. He is one of the stalwarts of Indian Cricket and has led the Indian Cricket Team as a Captain. He is a recipient of the prestigious Arjuna Award and Padama Shri from the Government of India. He has also been awarded with C K Naidu Lifetime Achievement Award by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Ever since its humble beginnings in 1994, the academy has emerged as one of the prominent cricket academies of India with global outreach. It is committed to impeccable and uncompromising coaching standards, free coaching philosophy, and advanced training facilities to promote cricket talent at a young age.
The academy selects its students purely on the basis of merit and talent. The students hail from both privileged as well as under privileged strata of society.