KRICKET’S SPERO ACADEMY AIMS TO UNEARTH TALENT IN THE EMIRATES
Ever since the ICC shifted base to Dubai in 2005 the number of cricket academies in the country has rocketed. Kricket’s Spero is one of the latest entrants to the fore. Set up in October 2015, the academy “is unlike any other” said Reji Cherian, CEO of the academy and a certified ICC level 1 coach. After moving into the Al Nasr sports complex earlier this year, the academy plans to introduce a first-of-itskind week-long training programme in Dubai.
“Every kid will not end up as a world-class player, but we can definitely identify talent and develop it in the best way possible,” said Moby Thomas, fitness coach. Run and managed by former Indian domestic coaches and players, the trainees at the academy are primarily from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. These players will also receive one-to-one training session with former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin, who will visit the growing academy in the coming days.