Cricket Academies

  • Kevin Pietersen to open cricket academies in Dubai, India May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Former England star batsman Kevin Pietersen will launch a cricket academy in Dubai, and will follow it with another academy in India. "I am going to start a cricket academy in Dubai in October. The venue is not confirmed yet but it will be a state-of-the-art facility. There will...
  • Delhi Daredevils to nurture cricketing talent in Dubai April 26, 2014

    Dubai: As part of their endeavour to promote cricket and identify and nurture talent at the grassroot level, Delhi Daredevils will be associating with UAE-based G Force Cricket Academy to train budding talent in the city. In a first of its kind initiative, the Daredevils support staff would be holding five-day...
  • BCCI likely to move court in NCA land-deal controversy August 13, 2013

    Kolkata: The BCCI is contemplating to move the court over the murky National Cricket Academy land deal, interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said here on Tuesday. "I am hearing two three things. We had a Working Committee Meeting here where the subject was raised. It has been advised to look into matter...
  • Deep Dasgupta named coach of India Above-19 side June 27, 2013

    Kolkata: Former India wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta has been named the coach of the India 'Above' 19 side which will have a camp at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore from July 9-31. India 'Above' 19 is a unique concept that is being tried out by the BCCI in order to resurrect...
  • Academies require good coaches for budding cricketers: Laxman June 18, 2013

    Vijayawada: Former India batsman VVS Laxman on Tuesday stressed on the need for good coaches to train budding cricketers at academies. "The students who enrol in the cricket academies should also pursue their ambition with dedication and commitment," Laxman said after inaugurating Andhra Cricket Association's Central Zone Academy at Mangalagiri. On the...
  • NCA asks team owners to bear rehab costs of IPL-related injuries April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian cricketers who sustain injuries during the cash-rich Indian Premier League will now have to depend on their respective franchise to bear the costs of their rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). This decision was taken at the NCA Committee meeting in Chennai on Monday during which members...
  • BCCI dismisses reports of NCA closing down April 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The BCCI on Friday rubbished a news report that it intended to close down the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore and converted it into a rehabilitation-cum-training centre. "It's a totally false report arising out of the figment of imagination of the person who wrote it. The BCCI annually assesses...
  • Shikhar Dhawan waiting for NCA clearance to play IPL April 15, 2013

    Shikhar Dhawan, the star of India's Mohali Test win against Australia and one of the top batsmen of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad, is back home from Melbourne and waiting for clearance from the National Cricket Academay (NCA) to appear in IPL 6 having recovered from a hand fracture, ESPNCricinfo reported. Dhawan...
  • Fletcher summons raw talent to join India camp February 16, 2013

    Bangalore: The 15-member Indian squad, which landed in the city in batches along with the support staff, will start their three-day training camp from Saturday at National Cricket Academy ahead of the first Test against Australia at Chennai, starting on February 22. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and co. will leave for...
  • Waqar tipped to take over as Director of NCA November 26, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis is being tipped to take over as High Performance Director of the country's National Cricket Academy very soon. Sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that board chairman Zaka Ashraf was keen to utilise the expertise of Waqar. "Informal discussions have been held on...
  • Specialized cricket academies unlikely to exist September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The much-hyped 'Specialized Academies' started by the Indian Cricket Board is unlikely to exist from the coming season as the parent body plans to turn them into full-fledged ones like the NCA. Currently, the 'Batting Academy' is in Mumbai while the 'Pace Bowling Academy' is in Mohali. The 'Spinners'...
  • Varun Aaron faces further injury lay-off July 9, 2012

    Mumbai: India fast bowler Varun Aaron is facing a further lay-off from international cricket after it was reported that he suffered a recurrence of a back injury. According to the Indian Express, the 22-year-old from Jharkhand could be out of cricket until at least September. “There was a slight niggle,...
  • Sehwag eyes SL tour after fitness test July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Reluctant to speak about the upcoming ODI and Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka, senior batsman Virender Sehwag, who was nursing a shoulder injury, on Tuesday said his fitness has been assessed by the physios at the National Cricket Academy. "I have been to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) where...
  • Hitting the nets big achievement for me: Yuvi June 26, 2012

    Bangalore: Rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) here, Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday said that hitting the nets after being treated for cancer is a "big achievement" for him and he is hoping for things to get better with each passing day. "It's a big achievement for me hitting the nets....
  • Yuvraj starts practice, eyes T20 World Cup June 25, 2012

    Bangalore: Hoping to make a comeback to international cricket with the Twenty20 World Cup in September, Yuvraj Singh on Monday batted for the first time after undergoing treatment for a rare germ cell cancer earlier this year. "Grilling session at nca! Happy to hit a few balls after almost 6...
  • KSCA opens new cricket academy June 19, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) opened a new cricket academy at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium premises on Monday to nurture the young talent of the state at the grassroots level. The academy was inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda while former India cricketers like GR Viswanath,...
  • Ishant rules himself out of Sri lanka tour June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Recuperating after undergoing an ankle injury, pacer Ishant Sharma has ruled himself out of India's ODI tour of Sri Lanka next month. The 23-year-old speedster said that although he has resumed bowling and light training, it would be extremely difficult for him to attain match fitness before the scheduled...
  • J&K: Letter links Farooq Abdullah to cricket scam March 12, 2012

    Srinagar: The cricket scam in Jammu and Kashmir is getting murkier. CNN-IBN has accessed a letter from a bank that links Union Minister and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah to the scam. In the letter that has been written by a branch head of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Abdullah clearly...
  • Dubai's Cricket Academy celebrates excellence March 2, 2012

    Dubai: Dubai's status as an east-meets-west business hub is being rivalled in the world of sport with cricket's state-of-the-art academy, also a home for Pakistan's international brigade. Set up by the International Cricket Council (ICC), in company with Dubai Sports City (DSC) in 2010, the Global Cricket Academy (GCA) caters for...
  • BCCI-NCA hold talks after Aus debacle January 30, 2012

    Jaipur: Stung by the debacle in Australia, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has held discussions with the National Cricket Academy (NCA) officials in order to put in place corrective measures to avoid such humiliation in future. Former India batsman Sandeep Patil, who is also the director of Cricket Operations at the...
  • 'Whatmore frontrunner for Pak coach job' December 5, 2011

    Karachi: A Pakistan Cricket Board official has confirmed that Australian Dav Whatmore, who currently in India's National Cricket Academy, is the frontrunner to take over as head coach of the national team. "Yes, we have held talks with Whatmore, along with other potential candidates, for the coaching positions advertised by us...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 30, 2011

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  • Mumbai: land given for cricket academy misused May 30, 2011

    Mumbai: The fight over land in India cities continues to get bitter as prime land in Mumbai, promised to India's prominent cricketers to open a cricket academy for youngsters, is now in the hands of a private builder who plans to turn it into a commercial venture. Prime land in the...