Yuvraj Singh Center of Excellence, promoted by International Cricketer Yuvraj Singh commences admissions for cricket enthusiasts at Merlin Rise in Kolkata.

 Kolkata: The Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence has announced the opening of its first academy in Kolkata, the City of Joy. The center is set up in the sport-themed greenfield township of Merlin Rise - the Sports Township, near Rajarhat, Chowmatha Rajarhat. YSCE has set up its academy for the first time in Eastern India, at Merlin Rise.

YSCE in collaboration with the Merlin Group, is delighted to introduce a free cricket coaching camp from 20th to 22nd May. Timings for the camp will be from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Through this camp, hands-on training will be provided to aspiring students by professional coaches. One year scholarship will also be offered to the most promising students. The camp will be headed by Mr. Vineet Jain, Director of YSCE’s coaching. He has played 80 first-class matches and is a BCCI level 2 coach. Mr. Vineet Jain will be accompanied by Mr Vishal Bhatia, head coach of YSCE, BCCI Level 1 coach. He has played in India A team . Mr. Avijit Das will be also there from YSCE who is  Level 1, BCCI coach.


Merlin Group, Indias leading real estate conglomerate feels immensely privileged in implementing its coveted association with Indias cricketing icon Yuvraj Singh. The state-of-the-art academy promises to nurture and train budding & aspiring cricketers in the sphere of Bengal through its ultra-modern facilities under the guidance of a team of professional coaches.


Besides associating with the Yuvraj Singh Center of Excellence (YSCE), Merlin Rise will also house the "R10 Football Academy" by Ronaldinho, a swimming academy - "Michael Phelps Swimming" by Michael Phelps, and "MMA Matrix Training Center" by renowned Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff.


YSCE, an integrated 360-degree sports development institute, offers players the maximum possible facilities to grab their full potential.


The academy aims to provide an unparalleled opportunity for enthusiastic & passionate youngsters to excel in the field of cricket through innovative & imaginative training techniques with national and international exposure, leading to individual development.


Yuvraj Singh once elaborated, We have a lot of talent among young players in our country, and it is important to nurture this talent in the right manner. Through this academy, our panel of coaches will endeavor to guide these youngsters so that they can fine-tune their techniques to prepare themselves for a long innings in this sport. More importantly, we are looking forward to helping them develop a strong mindset and understanding of the game through our on-ground knowledge and experiences”. 


The academy will provide both outdoor and indoor training facilities to budding aspirants.


Commenting on this association, Saket Mohta, Managing Director, Merlin Group said, "We at Merlin are privileged to be associated with cricketing icon Yuvraj Singh and his academy YSCE. Parents have been waiting to bring back their children to the playing field especially after a hiatus of 2 years due to the pandemic.  I am sure they will make a beeline at Merlin Rise to secure their kids a berth at this academy." 


The Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence (YSCE) is the culmination of many years of toil & sweat of a passionate cricketer Yuvraj Singh who has become one of India's top cricketing icons. We are happy to be associated with Merlin Group to set up the Yuvraj Singh Center of Excellence (YSCE) in the Rise-Sports Republic. This will be our first academy in East India. We aspire to groom every aspiring cricketer from a grass root level to the highest standards.” said Simar Jeet Singh, COO, Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence.


Cricket is the most popular sport in India and there is no dearth of talent, however, I visualise a budding sports infrastructure to be set up in Bengal. This has motivated me to establish & concretise a world-class sports infrastructure of internationally acclaimed brands to nurture and grow their talent. I strongly believe that YSCE will nourish the talent pool of our state and take them on to the next level of perfection.  As a responsible corporate, we had a vision of setting up a project that will serve our society holistically." added Saket Mohta, Managing Director, Merlin Group


The academy will strive to engulf every cricketing potential leading to physical as also their mental development. YSCE will also provide basic assessment system through which parents will get quarterly video analysis and performance reports of their ward. YSCE with Merlin Rise Sports developed a world-class cricket training facility in Kolkata. We will have BCCI level 1-2 coaches for the students, international level training equipment and we will give International Exposure to the players.

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