Talented Mumbai boy removed from academy for indiscipline

Updated: 14 August 2012 23:13 IST

Talented Mumbai under-16 cricketer Sarfaraz Khan was on Monday, asked to leave the indoor batting academy of the Cricket Board here on grounds of indiscipline, it was learned on Tuesday

Talented Mumbai boy removed from academy for indiscipline

Mumbai:

Talented Mumbai under-16 cricketer Sarfaraz Khan was on Monday, asked to leave the indoor batting academy of the Cricket Board here on grounds of indiscipline, it was learned on Tuesday

The BCCI-selected boys train at the indoor academy that is situated inside the Bandra Kurla Complex facility of the Mumbai Cricket Association where the players train on nine tracks offering variable bounce, pace and turn.

The MCA Academy boys also train at the same place and the timings of the stints are adjusted so that all of them get a chance to play on all the wickets.

Academy manager Anil Joshi refused to confirm the development saying he is bound by the BCCI's confidential clause.

Incidentally, Sarfaraz had recently returned home after a playing-cum-academic stint in the United Kingdom after he was picked as one of the three "Coca Cola Cricket Stars" after its annual All India tournament for schools held last year.

Akshay Brahmbhatt (Baroda) and Nitin Tanwar (Delhi) were the other two players along with Khan to undergo a training stint in UK between June 22 and July 18.

They trained and played matches, almost every alternate day with Sarfaraz, turning out for Hull Cricket Club in the Yorkshire League. While Tanwar played for the seniors team of Hymers College, Brahmbhatt worn the colours of senior team of Cheadle Hume School.

"It was a very good experience. We could learn a lot on how to conduct ourselves and being disciplined in our approach," Brahmbhatt had told reporters here after the trio's return.

Apparently Sarfaraz had not learnt enough on the matter of discipline.

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