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Thatscricket - News - KSCA, first association to launch junior academy

Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Bangalore: In its quest to unearth the cricketing talent at the junior level, the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) will launch a cricket academy, becoming the first state cricket body in the country to do so.[an error occurred while processing this directive]Announcing this to reporters here on Tuesday, KSCA secretary Brijesh Patel said the academy would be based in KSCA, which he said, would launch a junior cricket development programme - catch them young and make them great - in October.Initially, he said, the programme would be launched in 13 districts and a few more would be added to the list next year. Patel said each centre would have 20 players, totalling 260 players, and coaching camps would be held in district centres from October 15 to January 15.The Karnataka State Cricket Academy would invite 80 players to Bangalore and each group consisting of 20 players would undergo advance training for two weeks from November 15 to January 15, he said.Makarand Waigankar, who has successfully launched and implemented such projects in Mumbai for the last two decades, had prepared the project, which was approved by KSCA.Patel said Frank Tyson, a former England fast bowler and renowned coach, would conduct a two-week coaching course for 60 coaches from September 24 to October 6. PTI

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