Former India fast bowler and current Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Mr.Lakshmipathy Balaji inaugurated the Centre for Sports Science at the multi-sport facility of PES University on Thursday 24 th February 2022.
Referring to his injury and three-year long recovery, the former India fast bowler said: "We did not have this kind of Science and Technology facilities during our days. We had to travel to Australia and elsewhere for treatment. It is heartening that the management of PES University has created an excellent multi-sport facility. This will help transform Indian sports."
Noted Strength and Conditioning Coach, Mr. Ramji Srinivasan, who was associated with the Indian cricket team for five years, said: "We have always wanted a Sports Science facility in the country. He expressed his happiness on PES University creating a multi-sport facility of international standard." PES University Pro Chancellor, Professor D Jawahar, extended support to the Sports Department in developing sports infrastructure and to encourage & promote the importance of Good Health to each staff of the University.
The Centre was inaugurated with graceful presence of Prof. D.Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor and Dr.J.Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor, Dr.K.S.Sridhar-Registrar, Dr.Shailashree Haridas, Dean Commerce and Management and Dr.V.Krishna, Dean Students Affair and Mr.Vinay.M.S, Sports Director. The efforts of Physiotherapy Expert Dr. Gopakumar - Faculty of BBA Sports Management, Physical education Directors and the entire team of BBA Sports Management Students and Sports department was applauded for their support and dedication during the establishment of this centre.