(Last Updated on : 22/01/2014)
Indian Cricket Academies are independent bodies mainly run by former players. Cricket is such a sport in India that is often compared with religion and the Indian people have been playing the game quite extensively, since its inception in the country. As this is the most popular game in India, there are numerous Cricket academies operating in the country. Most of the Indian Cricket academies are being run and managed by the former Cricket players and administrators, with considerable help from various corporate houses. The Indian Cricket academies mainly operate with the soul objective of producing many more talented cricketers for India, who will represent the country in the international level.
The National Cricket Academy located in M.Chinnaswamy Stadium
was established in 2000 is a cricket facility of the Board of Control for Cricket in India for training young cricketers who are identified as having the potential to represent the Indian cricket team.
The Indian Cricket academies provide a large number of facilities to the young and budding cricketers of India. They also provide facilities for the amateur, or established professional cricketers. The academies mainly teach the young cricketers about the nitty-gritty of Cricket like the rules and regulations or the terms of Cricket. The academies also identify the potential of a cricketer and advice the cricketer to become a bowler or a batsman. They also teach the cricketer various technical things about batting or bowling. Apart from providing technical training about Cricket, the Indian Cricket academies also provide residential facilities and other necessary equipments to the cricketers.
Apart from guiding the young and promising cricketers to become star of tomorrow, some of the Indian Cricket
academies also offer different facilities to the star cricketers of today. If any professional cricketer finds problem in his technique or is going through a bad patch, then sometime he comes to these academies and takes advice from the experts. Almost all the Indian Cricket academies have renowned Cricket personalities or yesteryear's prominent cricketers, as their advisors or coaches. Some of the Indian Cricket academies also offer training programmes for the Cricket officials like Umpires, or Scorers.
Though, there are numerous Cricket academies in India, there are a few Indian Cricket academies that have earned recognition and reputation all over the country, even in the international arena. Some of such major Indian Cricket academies include the Ashok Malhotra Cricket Academy, Kolkata; the Blue Sky Cricket Academy, Chennai; the Bournvita Cricket Academy of Arun Lal
; the Britannia Roger Binny Academy, Bangaluru; the Dilip Kalyankar Cricket Academy, Mumbai; the Eknath Solkar Cricket Academy, Mumbai
; the Elf Vengsarkar Cricket Academy, Mumbai; the Future Stars Cricket Academy, Chennai
; the Islam Ghymkhana Pace Bowling Academy, Mumbai; the J S Rao Cricket Coaching Centre, Chennai
; the K Tiwari Cricket Academy, Mumbai; the Kedars Cricket Academy, Chennai; the MAC Spin Foundation, Chennai; the Madan Lal
Cricket Academy, New Delhi
; the MRF Pace Foundation, Chennai; the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru
; the National Sports Club of India, New Delhi; the Paryade Sports Foundation, Mumbai; the Pankaj Roy Cricket Academy, Kolkata; the S Chavan Cricket Academy, Mumbai
; the Cricket Club of India, Mumbai; the Udayraje Bhosle Cricket Academy, Mumbai; the University Sports Complex, University of Delhi, Delhi, etc.