India as a nation where cricket is revered as a religion. It is one of the most popular sports of the country. The game is the legacy of British during their colonial rule in India. The British left the country but the game did not. The game shot it's popularity in no time leaving behind even Hockey - the national games of the country.
Due to the immense popularity of the game numbers of cricketing academies have opened throughout the country to impart training with state of the art facilities.Here CollegeDekho finds out the eight top cricket academies of the country.
1. Sehwag Cricket Academy- Jhajjar
The Sehwag Cricket Academy is not very old but it has become one of the household names as one of the most discussed cricket academies in India. Cricketer Virender Sehwag , the aggressive opening batsman for Indian Cricket Team is the man behind the project . Providing quality cricket training, Opportunity to learn from the experts with the world-class cricketing infrastructure, in a fun and innovative environment is the main motto of the academy. All the trainers at this cricket academy are well trained and professionals. It also provides innovative cricket coaching by Ranji-Players, give an opportunity to meet famous national and international players. The Cricketer Virender Sehwag himself takes the time to visit the academy.
2. Karnataka Institute of Cricket- Bangalore
KIOC is a very popular name in South India in general and state of Karnataka in particular. The Institute remains open throughout the year. The academy operates five sessions in a day. The major advantages of this academy are that it remains open for 365 days, provide Audio Video Session for Better Learning, have facilities of the professional physiotherapist, also arrange different physical programs, have one to one advance coaching, organised matches for improving cricketer's skills and undertake domestic and international tour.
3. National School of Cricket-
National School of Cricket is a joint venture of Abhimanyu Cricket Academy and Asian School. It provides skilled cricketing coaching through expert coaches. The facilities and infrastructure of this cricketing school are very awesome. High-speed bowling machines, pavilions with floodlights facilities for Day and Night Matches, automated roller and grass cutter, updated sports equipment’s, pro- vision for stump-vision cameras and snick-o-meters are some of the states of the art arrangements for the players. It offers full -time residential course with academics and regular non-residential training courses.
4 . Madan Lal Cricket Academy
Legendary Indian cricket player Madan Lal is the man behind this academy with the world- class infrastructure, equipped with four turf and 3 cement wickets. Only the selected few can enrol into this academy as the academy believes in providing quality cricketing coaching rather than quantity.
Time to time the player get the opportunity to interact with the National and International players that visit the academy and share the valuable tips with the youngest cricket players. It provides school-based cricket academy, individual coaching with professional Equipment.
5 Jaipur Cricket Academy- Jaipur
Located in the city of Jaipur Rajasthan- the Jaipur Cricket Academy has some of the best coaching and training facilities that they can boost off . It was in 2010 the academy had its humble beginning under the patronage of Shamsher Singh. The Academy 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 off-seasons and individual camp, high seasons camp. The academy has names like Devendra Pal Singh and Mohammad Habib as the head coach and additional coach respectively.
6 National Cricket Academy- Bangalore
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 Chinnaswamy stadium as the home turf. The academy has been associated with several legendary cricketers- like Ravi Shastri, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, and Anil Kumble to name a few. The academy aims to improve the cricketing standard and all the modern sports facilities required by the emerging talents. With different practising pitches and bowling machines, the academy also offers the residential stay to the players. The academy coaches at three different levels with respective coaches and trainers made available.
7. VB Cricket Academy
VB Cricket Academy is one of the famous cricket academies of India. It was established by former Indian opening batsman VB Chandrasekhar in 1997 to train the talented cricketers of the country.
Located in Chennai, the academy offers various advanced and basic courses to different age groups starting from 6 – 19 years. The coaching programs of the Academy focuses on all aspects of the game – fielding, batting and bowling. On batting- its course focuses on developing the fundamentals of batting technique and skills to advance techniques, on fielding the course features many innovative fielding drills and programs guaranteed to improve fielding skills. The academy organises summer training camps and follows modern coaching methods. The video analysing sessions and practising with bowling machines is a great help for the players. 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.
8.Vengsarkar Cricket Academy (VCA)
Vengsarkar Cricket Academy (VCA) has it beginning in 1994 and emerged as one of the prominent cricket academies of India with a global outreach. The academy has the excellent track record, as exemplified by its large participant base spread across several countries of the world, The academy is an example of its commitment to impeccable and uncompromising coaching standards. Free coaching philosophy, providing advanced training facilities, development of skill performance as to enhanced knowledge and understanding of the gentleman’s game of cricket are other features of the academy. They have made it a unique online Interactive platform for cricket community . It was launched by Dilip Vengsakar on the 6th of June 2014 at the Cricket Club of India (CCI Mumbai).