BHOPAL, Dec 14 (PTI): 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.