1. Tell us about you? 

Full Name: Avinash Bhate

Date of Birth: 19th October 1947

Gender: Male

Playing Role: Batsman

Batting Style: Opening Batsman

Bowling Style: Off-spin

Address: Nagpur, India

2. At Present: Are you a Coach? A cricket player? A cricket related business? A Club Owner? Mention your work profile (if anything else).

 Cricket coach for Under 16 and Under 23 Cricket players at Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA), Nagpur. 

3. Are you playing cricket currently? If Yes - Since how long are you playing cricket? What level of cricket have you played so far in your country?

 Not playing currently. 

4. Do you have any website or facebook page? Mention their links.

 Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/avinash.bhate.3

5. Any recent achievements/activities that you had. (It could be organizing a small camp, or just playing a match or organizing a cricket camp or playing a tournament series) Do mention the date.

 Visiting coach at Kohinoor Cricket Academy, Nagpur- May 2017

6. Would you like to do you want to travel any other country (if Yes, please mention the name)?

 Yes- the United Kingdom

7. What are the challenges you are facing in your country's cricket? If any, how do you feel to overcome those challenges?

 Challenges- Too much politics and favoritism involved in the game. Can be overcome by transparency in the selection process.

8. One thing that you instantly need that would boost the involvement of people in your country's cricket?

More facilities to the youngsters at the grass-root level. 

9. What would be your piece of advice to young Cricketers, taking up Cricket as a Career?

Need to work more on fitness and fielding. Concentrate more on the game rather than financial gains out of it (IPL). 

10. What has Cricket given to you? How do you wish to contribute back to Cricket?

Discipline, Fitness. By passing on the knowledge to next aspiring cricketers. 

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