Director (coaching) of Agrico Civic Cricket Academy KVP Rao at a news meet. Pix: Srinivas
Jamshedpur, April 8: Aspiring cricketers can look forward to a training on the lines of Bangalore-based National Cricket Academy (NCA).
Agrico Civic Cricket Academy (ACCA), which will be formally inaugurated on April 10, has decided to follow the training methods adopted by the NCA.
Besides the regular drill in the nets, special emphasis will be laid on injury-free exercises, said K.V.P. Rao, the director (coaching) of the ACCA.
Addressing a press meet this evening, Rao, a former Bihar Ranji skipper, said that they would harp on positive things as it is a key aspect at the NCA.
“In NCA, wards are taught that nothing is impossible. Things can be achieved if the right process is applied and followed accordingly. We will also try and follow the NCA guidelines,” he added.
According to Rao, an NCA-accredited Level-III coach, they would also lay maximum stress on bio-mechanics.
“So far, 30 boys have been enrolled in our academy. We will also be providing free training to some boys in the 5-7 age group. We will judge them and then enrol them in consultation with their parents,” he said, adding they would bring in more improvement in the functioning of the academy in the months to come.
H.M. Nerurkar, the chief operating officer of Tata Steel, will inaugurate the academy. Partha Sengupta, the vice-president (corporate services) of Tata Steel will also grace the occasion.
Besides three concrete pitches, the ACCA, which is located at Agrico Civic Association grounds, will also be laying two turf wickets in due course of time.
Interactive sessions with outstanding cricketers and achievers of other sports are also on the cards.
Rao apart, Somnath Jha, a former Ranji medium-pacer and NCA-accredited Level-II coach, will take care of the coaching apparatus.