KRICKET’S SPERO ACADEMY AIMS TO UN­EARTH TAL­ENT IN THE EMI­RATES

7 Days in Dubai - - SPORT -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UAE

© PressReader. All rights reserved.