WCA's Initiative Shows Results
In the first year, eight residential players of the academy have made it to various levels. These players have come from various cities all over the country...
Raj Singh Dungarpur – a man, a legend, a quintessential cricket zealot who dedicated his entire life to the game of cricket. The contribution to this game and the national governing body (BCCI) is incomparable. Being the sort of person he was, he has left an indelible mark in the hearts and minds of many people. So many players owe their career to this gentleman, and he was a true gentleman. Born to royalty, the nobleness never left him, be he on the cricket ground, in front of the mike being goaded by some reporters or in his favorite haunt-CCI (the Brabourne stadium). It was here that a number of us associated with this project had the privilege of meeting him for the first time. Later, we met all over the country but he was never so much at home as in the CCI. It was his veritable fort and he held court there. Rajbhai, as he was popularly known, was a benefactor who showed a number of people the way and gave direction to the passion for the game we all have.But then, this was Rajbhai as he was popularly known. He recognized the love for the game in us and guided us, or rather gently steered us in the direction of enhancing rural and domestic talent.
We all vividly remember, once we were in Varanasi, the DLW ground, surrounded by about a hundred children of various ages, vying for his attention, to impress him with their skills. In one far away corner of the ground Rajbhai spotted a young lad practicing and called for him......more >>