Haryana sports minister Anil Vij, announced on Saturday in a tweet, that India’s 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev will be the first Chancellor of the Haryana Sports University at Rai in Sonipat district.
The Sports University of Haryana will be the third sports university established by a state government in the country after Swarnim Gujarat Sports University (Gandhinagar) and Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University (Chennai).
"Kapil Dev will be the first Chancellor of Haryana Sports University at Rai, Sonipat," Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij said in a tweet on Saturday.
Kapil Dev is widely regarded as one of the best all-rounders in the world and the best one produced by Indian cricket ever. He picked 434 wickets in 131 Tests and 253 ODI wickets in 225 matches in a career spanning from 1978-1994. He also coached the Indian the team for short span and was a chairman of National Cricket Academy.
The minister also explained that the university will conduct academic and training programs in physical education and sports sciences, including sports technology and sports medicine. The university will provide courses in sports management, sports infrastructure engineering, sports psychology, sports nutrition, sports journalism, and sports marketing.