Dr. Avnish Jolly, Chandigarh, 22 October 2008 :Noted cricketer Virender Sehwag is setting up an Integrated Sports Academy and School at village Silani Kesho in district Jhajjar of Haryana. The Haryana Cabinet, which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr.Bhupinder Singh Hooda, approved the proposal of the Gram Panchayat to lease its shamilat land measuring 23 acre 13 marla at concessional rate of Rs.three lakh per year, with a provision of five per cent annual increase, to Shri Krishna Drishti Educational Society, being headed by Mr.Sehwag, to set up the project.
In the first phase, the proposed Integrated Sports Academy will have a Cricket Academy for 400 candidates, Football Academy for 250 candidates, a school for 800 students, an hostel facilities for 400 students.
In the second phase, the Cricket and Football Academies and school as well as hostel facilities would be expanded and a Swimming Academy would also be set up.
Five per cent seats with full tuition fee concession would be reserved in the institution for inhabitants of the village or the area concerned. The period of lease shall not exceed 33 years at the first instance. The period of lease can be further renewed for another 33 years.