Join Oman Cricket Academy, its world-class facilities, and coaches on its Open Day on March 3.
Story by Shahzad Raza; Images courtesy of Oman Cricket
Oman Cricket Academy – the headquarters of the sport in the Sultanate – is calling all cricketers who are interested to represent the country on a national level to visit the Open Day on [Tuesday] March 3 at 6.30 pm, and enroll themselves in the academy.
A registration page will also be made available on Oman Cricket’s website soon.
Evert Laubscher, the Manager of the Oman Cricket Academy (OCA) and official Trainer of the Oman Cricket team said: “Oman Cricket Academy in Amerat has wonderful practice and training facilities and with the help of OCA’s experienced coaches and trainers, players can hope to make rapid progress.
The trainer has also been joined by experienced physiotherapist, Sean Novac, from South Africa.
“The academy provides professional and innovative coaching for all ages and levels of ability. Our qualified and experienced coaches will ensure that every session is structured, productive and most importantly enjoyable,” he added.
“Like any sport it is important for cricket players to have a cricket training programme that not only works on the skills of the game but also on strategy, tactics and physical conditioning.
“A good cricket training program will allow players to be in the best condition possible for the matches and season ahead,” added Evert who is a qualified Cricket South Africa Level-3 coach having had professional stints in Bangladesh and Uganda.”
Calling on young and current players to come on time to be able to benefit from the Open Day offerings, Evert said they could experience and enjoy indoor nets, outdoor turf nets, lush green floodlit ground, bowling machines and gym.
Enrolling in the academy also gives talented players a chance to compete for a spot in the cricket team, as the Oman Cricket Academy operates under the supervision of the Oman national team; and exceptionally skilled players will be immediately spotted by selectors.
“Come wearing your sportswear and bring your cricket kit if you have one. You will not only enjoy your cricket but will be able to participate in fun games and win prizes too,” he advised.
Even teams registered with Oman Cricket can benefit from the top class facilities. Further details about registration process and weekly, monthly and yearly fee structure will be made available on the Open Day.
OCA’s highly experienced panel of coaches includes England-born Adeel Shafeeq, who, apart from being a part of England’s Test squad at Lord’s, is ECB’s qualified Level-3 coach with a host of cricket playing and coaching credits to his name.
ACC’s qualified Level-3 coach, Mazhar Saleem Khan, former Oman player and Oman team’s assistant coach for 14 years; Pervez Abdul Qadir (ACC Level-2 coach) and Zeeshan Ahmed Siddiqui (former Oman player, ACC Level-1 coach and Oman team’s video analyst) complete the coaching panel, which has been recently joined by Sean Novak, an experienced physiotherapist from South Africa.