Sports News|Prioritising Infrastructure, Sreenidhi Group Seeks To Field Local Players in I-League|LatestLY
New Delhi, Sep 8 (PTI) Given playing rights for the I League from 2021-22, Sreenidhi Group has actually set its sights on a wholesome infrastructural advancement in the area of Andhra and Telangana, as it wants to prepare for its upcoming big test.
Throughout a chat on AIFF TV, Sreenidhi director Taher Mahi Katikaneni said the group has currently invested around Rs 50 crore on constructing the Sreenidhi Football Village at its base in Visakhapatnam, and means to provide its gamers with top-class facilities.
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” We require to comprehend that to develop first-rate players, we require to have world-class centers. Without that, advancement is unlikely to occur. This is one dedication we have taken really all the best,” Mahi said.
” That is something we need to offer to the players in order for them to reach their leading capacity. There is no option,” he added.
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The Sreenidhi Group, which currently fields its teams in the AIFF’s youth leagues, had started building of its football village in Telangana 2 years ago.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has postponed the progress, Mahi remains confident that he will be able to make all the facilities offered to the players in a couple of years’ time.
” We already have 4 international standard premises which are ready. The grass of the 3rd ground is still showing up. It’s been half-finished because of the pandemic. We’ve got everything prepared, right from workplace, gyms, medical spaces, to galleries.
” By the end of the building and construction, which will probably take another year and a half, we will have the ability to give our gamers a top center, one that will most likely be the finest in India,” he stated.
With so much purchased infrastructure, the Sreenidhi Group is aiming to build a result-oriented group for the I-League. Nevertheless, the long-term motive is to discover local skill.
” We will concentrate on Indian gamers, but we likewise have to keep an eye on the competitive levels, so we will try and get a couple of quality overseas gamers too.
” But if possible, even if it is a small percentage, we would very much like to have a few gamers from Andhra (Pradesh) and Telangana also,” said Mahi.
The Sreenidhi Group director said the organization entity had actually currently been offering its youth gamers with the best possible centers without any charge in return, in order to reach their target of fielding regional gamers in the senior team.
” We supply them with lodging, education, transportation, medical treatment, and even playing devices,” he said.
” We have our football schools program, which is open to all the children who desire to play the game.”