High-Performance Cricket Center In Austin
By Alok R. Singh
World Cricket Initiative (WCI) has taken its cricket center activities to the next level. It has developed a high-performance center for youth in Austin. While developing this center, it has involved a group of international coaches and players.
First, IPL and World-Cup winning coach, Gary Kirsten has mentored in establishing and developing this center. His digital platform CoachEd has been valuable for coaches, players and parents.
Unmukt Chand, captain of India A and World-Cup winning India u19, has been guiding and coaching budding cricketers. He has conducted multiple sessions both in person and via Zoom.
Saurabh Netravalkar, captain of USA senior men’s team and Mumbai Ranji trophy player, has visited and provided individual inputs to the young pace bowlers in Austin.
Burt Cockley, former Australian fast bowler and USA Cricket’s S&C Coach, took the role of head coach at this center. He has evaluated players on their cricket skills and physical fitness.
He is now developing individual plans for them to do regular drills, net practice and play games.
WCI has also onboarded four young coaches who have been top performing players in senior leagues across Texas. They are going through Gary Kirsten’s program to be an effective coach.
With such a momentum, WCI founder Alok Singh is optimistic about the development of young talents in Austin in the upcoming fall season. More details of this center are on www.WCICricket.com.