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Rahul Dravid elected as member of Laureus World Sports Academy

Jul 17, 2014 12:37 IST

Indian cricket legend Rahul Dravid on 16 July 2014 was elected as the member of Laureus World Sports Academy. He is the 47th member of the Academy.

After his election to the Academy, Dravid (nicknamed The Wall) met and played cricket with the young coaches of the Urban Academy of London’s East End. He was joined by fellow Academy member Steve Waugh, the Australian cricketing legend, who is the most successful captain in the history of Test Cricket. The young coaches of the Academy were being trained with support from Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

Other Indian cricketing legend who is the member of the Academy is Kapil Dev.

About Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid started his Test career at Lord’s Cricket Ground in 1996 against England scoring 95 runs. He retired from Test Cricket in 2012 becoming the fourth-highest run scorer in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis. He is the second Indian cricketer to score more than 10000 runs in both the Test Cricket and ODIs. He also is the first and the only cricketer to score a century in all the ten Test-playing nations.

Laureus World Sports Academy
The Laureus World Sports Academy is a unique association of 47 of the greatest living sporting legends from sports as diverse as football, tennis, athletics, skateboarding and motor racing. The members of the Academy believe in the power of sport to break down barriers and bringing people together to improve lives of young people around the world.

Laureus comprises

• The Laureus World Sports Academy
• The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation
• The Laureus World Sports Awards

All these three together harness the power of sport to promote social change and celebrate sporting excellence.

Laureus Ambassadors
Laureus Ambassadors are a select group of both current and retired sportsmen and women who have achieved sporting greatness or made significant contributions to the sporting community during their careers.

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