India’s 1st women billiards Academy in Bhopal soon
Come August and the city would get the first pool school and billiards all countries in Bhopal. Already, the sports department has begun construction of the academy at Tatya Tope Stadium. Sources said world No. 3 coach Kamal Chawla would provide technical support to the academy.
Sports Minister Raje Scindia Yashodhara told TOI that the goal of opening such an academy is to promote and support the game.
“Madhya Pradesh has produced world-class cueists such as Kamal Chawla and Amee Kamani.We have opened several academies in the past, which have produced several world class players.With the opening of a pool and snooker academy, our aim is to provide class facilities Worldwide to help potential players, “said the minister.
He said that world-class facilities will be offered to players. “We help the best players in the game. We are going to open this academy with the goal of becoming the best in the country,” Scindia said.
Citing the example of the hockey academy, Scindia said: “Our academy in Gwalior gave 9 hockey players in the Indian hockey team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This shows the opportunity for players to perform miracles.”
For the academy, they bought a pool table. Sources say that other things can be purchased gradually. The academy will start with 20 girls.
The sources said there would be an entrance test for those wishing to join the academy. “We want to make sure that those who have the potential instinct and you join the Academy. We want every girl to play internationally and win medals,” said a senior department official without mentioning her name.
When contacted, the world’s No. 3 researcher Chawla has appreciated his efforts. “There is no shortage of talent in this game in Madhya Pradesh.The sports department and Sports Minister Raje Scindia Yashodhara have shown great interest, which means a lot for players like me, and others. Pool and snooker and the potential to produce more Geet Sethis and Pankaj Advanis in the future here, “said Chawla.
Sources said the department began chasing talent. “We’re not going to leave any stone looking for potential players from across the state,” they said. At present, the sports department manages 15 sports schools in the state.