India is a nation where cricket is not just a sport, but a revered religion. As one of the most popular sports in the country, people of all ages can easily be noticed enjoying the game, sometimes in open fields and other times even in the middle of a jam packed street. Cricket was introduced in India by the Britishers during their colonial rule over India. The game was soon followed into the top educational institutes in the country and produced some of the most talented international cricket personalities. As a result of popularity, every kid in India today wants to become a professional cricketer and surpass the records set by legends like Sachin, Sunil, Anil and Rahul. In order to become a legend, it is really important that you choose the right cricket academy at an early age. Following is the list of top cricket academies in the country one should know about.
6. VB Cricket Academy:
Located in Chennai, VB Cricket Academy was established by former Indian opening batsman VB Chandasekhar in the year 1997. The academy offers various advanced and basic courses in all three features of the game for students of age 6 – 19 years. The academy offers summer training camps and follows modern coaching methods like video analyzing sessions and practicing with bowling machines. With all modern cricketing facilities and expert coaching services, the academy is turning out to be the talent mine for the game in near future.
5. National School of Cricket:
Located around 15 km from Purukul, Dehradun, The National School of Cricket is the emerging academy where all possible cricketing facilities are made available to the students. The ground quality and coaching facilities are up to the ICC standards and well organized infrastructure. The academy offers full time residential courses and enrichment courses for 2 – 3 week duration. Under the three levels of courses offered by the academy, coaches like Rajdeep Kalsi, V.Venkatram, Ravindra Negi, Manoj Rawat and many others make sure that the young talents make the best from the academy.
4. Jaipur Cricket Academy:
Located in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, the Jaipur Cricket Academy has some of the finest coaching and training facilities in the country. The academy was established by Shamsher Singh in the year 2010 and aims to provide the emerging talents with a comfortable coaching atmosphere where these upcoming players can develop new skills. The various courses offered by the academy are high seasons, off-seasons and individual camps. The academy has names like Devendra Pal Singh and Mohammad Habib as the head coach and additional coach respectively.
3. Neerja Modi Cricket Academy:
Popularly known as NMCA, the academy is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan and was established in 2001 by Vinod Mathur. With all modern cricketing facilities and expert coaches the academy has emerged as iconic name in the game. Vinod Mathur, former caption of Rajasthan’s Ranji Team and presently the member of BCCI Technical committee serves as the head coach of the academy. With some other renowned names like Pankaj Singh, Mohammad Aslam and Siddharth Joshi, the academy promises to bring some great talent to the game of cricket.
2. National Cricket Academy:
Established in the year 2000 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, The National Cricket Academy is located in the city of Bangalore with Chinnasawamy stadium as the home turf. The academy has been associated with legendry names like Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, Kapil Dev and Anil Kumble. The academy aims to improve the cricketing standards in the country and all the modern sports facilities needed by the emerging talents. With different practicing pitches and bowling machines, the academy also offers residential stay to the players. The academy has coaching at three different levels with respective coaches and trainers made available.
1. Karnataka Institute Of Cricket
Located in heart of Bangalore, Karnataka Institute of Cricket was established in the year 1996 and has become a popular selection among different cricketing academies around the world. This is the only academy in the country that offers various courses throughout the year. With some outstanding records over the past decades, the cricket academy has attracted various players from various parts of the country and world like England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. The academy offers various courses at different levels that include fitness programs, academic trainings, and technical analyses and even offers foreign tours to Australia, England and Sri Lanka.