Inauguration of Kerala’s First Day & Night Practice Facility at RSC

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KOCHI:
Regional Sports Centre, Cochin (RSC), India’s one and only Sports Centre with an ISO 90AL:2A15 Certification, is adding one more feather to its cap by completing the construction and erection of Kerala’s First Day & Night Indoor Cricket Net Practice Pitches with a bowling machine in one of the three nets.
The bowling machine is imported from USA and assembled at Leverage Home Science, Hyderabad. It is utilized by BCCI for its National Cricket Academies. The bowling machine can hold 20 balls at a time and can be operated manually and automatically. It has three variations namely ‘Off Spin’, ‘Leg Spin’ & ‘Fast Ball’. The maximum speed of the ball is 150 kms. or 90 miles per hour.
Kerala’s First Day & Night Indoor Cricket Net Practice Pitches with a bowling machine will be inaugurated by Shri K. Mohammed Y. Safirullah, District Collector, Ernakulam and Chairman of RSC on Wednesday, the 7th Feb. 2018 (Tomorrowl at 6.30 pm.
Basil Thampi will be the bowler and District Collector will the batsman. Basil Thampi is one of the three fast bowlers selected to represent India for the South African Tour 2018. He was a member of the T20 Indian Squad against Sri Lanka that concluded recently. He was declared an’Emerging Player’while he represented Gujarat Lions in the IPL match in 2017. He is a Ranji Trophy Player from Kerala.
Since Kerala has rains for nearly six months in a year and with night practice possible, RSC’s Day & Night Indoor Cricket Practice Pitches would a boon for the trainees of the RSC-SG Cricket School.

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