Dubai: Some of the top coaches in world cricket provided tips to the G Force Cricket Academy’s budding cricketers that toured England for a 31-day cricket tour recently. Cricketers turned coaches like T. A. Sekar, Pravin Amre from India and Gareth Breese from the West Indies & Durham County ran the coaching programme.
Former England cricketer Jonathan Trott came down to have a quick session with the boys and spoke about development and work ethics. His father Ian Trott also provided coaching for the boys.
Commenting on the tour, Gopal Jasapara, Head Coach of G Force Cricket Academy said: “We have played the best cricket till date. We had the opportunity to play local clubs, academies and age group cricket and the weather being on our side throughout resulted in boys missing no scheduled matches. Our boys got an opportunity to play day in and day out at Epsom and some other venues. Epsom college venue was good as always that all the legend coaches and boys were able to stay together under one roof and give continuous coaching. Our cricket summer in UK is a cricket fiesta — we just play, eat, drink and sleep cricket.”
This is the seventh year that G Force is conducting their camp at Epsom College and every year they have been able to add more and more cricket to the programme.
“Our success in local cricket goes without saying as our boys and coaches put in hard work on the skills development. Our successful programme has not only caught the attention of local boys, but also attracted boys from around the globe to come join us. G Force Cricket Academy has won many tournaments in the recent past and boys have represented teams in India, Australia and England local club cricket as well. Our programme welcomes anyone who wishes to play intense cricket. This year we had boys who came from Switzerland, Slovenia, India and England,” added Jasapara. The boys played matches against touring sides from Australia (Paramitta Cricket Club, Sydney) and New Zealand (Taranaki Cricket Club, Auckland), Windsor Castle Cricket Club, Wimbledon Cricket Club, Richmond Cricket Club and Durham Under 14 cricket county team.