Parag More with Shane WarneGlobal Cricket Community has been talking to cricket players, fans, supporters, coaches and community members about their cricket lives and what they are doing for the development of cricket and personal growth. We are happy to say we interviewed Mr. Parag More from Pune, India and asked him some questions. Here are his answers in his own words. We are sure you will like his cricket work and promote him and be an active member of global cricket community.

What are you currently doing in cricket?

Lots happening over Cricket and coaching… am currently focussing on delivering professional cricket coaching / training to various age groups in Pune. I have formed JusCricket Coaching Academy and running two centres to coach & upskill 200+ players of various age groups here at Pawar Public School grounds,Amanora and Hinjewadi. I am also employed by Central Railways on Sports Grounds where I am Captain & Coach of Pune Division team.

What inspired you to do all this cricket growth? Have you been a player?

I can associate with Cricket right from my childhood days , My Father was a Ranji trophy Player .. so cricket runs in my blood. I Started playing cricket at a very young age, I was 8yrs old. Represented my School (J.N.Petit Technical High school ) in all age group cricket tournaments . At the age of 13yrs I got selected to represent UNDER 14 Maharashtra state team & then on represented all age groups for the state of Maharashtra Under16 , Under19 , Under 22, Under 25 & also RANJI TROPHY. Got a big breakthrough when I got selected for RAJASTHAN ROYALS in 2008 and we went on to win the 1st IPL TROPHY.  This is a big inspiration for me.

What makes you connect to the cricket community?

My Passion and Love for cricket is what connects me with the cricket community . I don’t want Cricket to end…and hence chose to spread & replicate my knowledge with the young talented players , create opportunities and platform for them. We are trying to give them best infrastructure, wickets , training material, Domestic and international exposure & professional coaching sessions.

What have been your success and struggles in cricket?

Cricket is such a popular game in the country… that success doesn’t come your way easily. Competition right from childhood days, selection for Ranji trophy at the age of 18 and being a part of the underdogs team during IPL2008 and then winning the league was a struggle, Which got converted to my success stories later.
Establishing JusCricket academy, finding the right audience, getting the right place was a lot of struggle initially, but it was a phenomenal change to see it growing, getting an overwhelming response and
Support from the school authorities and the people of Pune.  I believe struggle and success go hand in hand.

What do you think can be done by Global Cricket Community together with members around the world?

Global Cricket Community is doing a great job by connecting the Cricket community all the globe. It will be great if an exchange programme is done within the global cricket community teams so that it will be great to learn new culture and Cricket strategies. Cross Country tournaments and coaching camps.

Mentions your recommended clubs/academies/coaches/supporters

Academy - JusCricket Coaching Academy, Pune -
Supporter - Shantanu Sugwekar - I admire him as a cricketer, I am a fan of his positive energy and positive thinking. He has been guiding me and motivating me since my early To me he is one of my role models and One of the legends of Maharashtra Cricket.
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