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All about the National Cricket Academy | Selection Process, fees, trials

 

Cricket is no less than a religion in India. From chawls to plush housing societies. From schools to offices. Cricket is an important element of Indian lives. From a father’s memories to a youngster’s role model, the names of cricketers are taken in every house here. Thus, it is unsurprising to know that many want to pursue cricket as their profession. Afterall, cricketers are one of the most successful sportspersons. But in a competitive environment like cricket where millions dream of donning the famous Blue jersey, where you train also matters. Cricket academies play a vital role in moulding and nurturing budding talents. Although there are many private academies cropping up across the country, today we will talk about The National Cricket Academy which is one of the most reputed of them all.

The need for Cricket Academies

Millions of Indian children aspire to become the next MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli but the lack of support and opportunities force their hands. This is where the status of professional training comes into light. Conflicting to belief, cricket is one sport which has a reach to the grass root levels in India. There are many organisations and schools which provide a better level of training facilities. Some of them train without creating any financial fuss for the player and his/her family. Professional coaching academies shape the player from a young teen to the complete man.

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National Cricket Academy

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The Land of Dreams: National Cricket Academy (Source: TOI)

The National Cricket Academy at Bengaluru, Karnataka is the official cricket academy of India. It comes under the aegis of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). As it is backed by the national bureau, NCA is one of the finest in India. The academy was established in the year 2000 at Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The academy has the distinction of producing several stalwarts. Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, Anil Kumble are few of them. The motto of the academy is to improve the game of cricket in the country. The entire academy has latest functioning and machinery. Even the Indian national team trains here.

All the camps of the men’s national team, A team and under 19 team are held here. With practising pitches and bowling machines, the academy also offers a residential stay to the players. On the other hand, it also provides training at three different levels. Respective coaches and trainers are present here.

Origin

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National Cricket Academy (Source: JustDial)

The National Cricket Academy located in Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru. Cricket administrator and former BCCI President Raj Singh Dungarpur was the pioneer of NCA. He was the Chairman of the same.

On the other side, Vasu Paranjape along with Roger Binny worked as a Director during 2000. NCA has produced many talents for India. In 2014, BCCI made a tie-up with the Cricket Australia and the England Cricket Board to get experts for helping draw the new model.

 

Future in safe hands

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Rahul Dravid (Credits: Sportstar)

India’s Under 19 and ‘A’ team’s coach, Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the head of the National Cricket Academy. The ‘Wall’ successfully coached the Indian U-19 team which led to World Cup glory.

It can only be great that he now plies his trades towards the young players from the start of their careers. No official position has been nominated to Rahul Dravid. He will be responsible for setting up the coaching staff across India.

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How to get selected in NCA?

The first place to start with the game should be your school or community centre. If you are playing with friends, you may voluntarily host cricket games of your own.  To get admission in National Cricket Academy is a no easy task.

Its dream for many to join National Cricket Academy. Also, the academy hosts cricketers from around the country. The competition here is extremely hard. Some senior players use the NCA to recover from their bad-patch or injuries to regain their form.

At NCA, player selection happens strictly based on performances at the junior and senior domestic circuits. Thus, one cannot find the seat unless the junior selectors of your zone pick you up for their zonal academy.

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The zonal academy trainees compete in various tournaments. Based on the performance, the National junior selectors choose the best performers from the tournament for U-19 camp.  National Senior selection committee choose the trainees for India A. Keep one thing in mind, your admission depends on your performance and selectors decision.

As we said earlier, one should start early. Play with your school team, inter-collegiate team or a semi-professional team.  National Cricket Academy selectors have an eye on these regional tournaments. Selection is tough though!

Why National Cricket Academy?

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National Cricket Academy (Credits: BCCI)

Once you join the NCA, the expert coaches and even ex-cricketers will buff up your skills. If your game does the talk, you can even get a chance to play for the state teams. If you are part of a state team, you can play many major domestic tournaments in the country.

Therefore, depending on your talent, your hard work and determination will give a chance to don a national jersey. Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Parthiv Patel, Murali Kartik are some of the international cricketers who embarked on their journeys through NCA.

Services offered and registration

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Net sessions at NCA

On the other hand, NCA regularly conduct lectures and seminars. Additionally, there are exams and seminars too. Moreover, along with practical knowledge, there are sessions for time management, stress management and career guidance. The teachers and coaches carry out brainstorming sessions.  Regular tests and exams are conducted here.

Contact details of National Cricket Academy

  • Address: M Chinnaswamy Stadium Premises, MG Road, Bangalore – 560001
  • Contact number:  097058 90394. 080-22869970
  • The centre is open between 09:30 – 17:30. The fees payment is possible via multiple modes such as cash.

Important Note

  • The content provided in the blog is solely for the sake of providing information. KreedOn is not affiliated with NCA or BCCI and doesn’t facilitate admissions at the same.
  • KreedOn does not take any responsibility for any changes in fees structure or contact numbers mentioned above.
Akshay Badwe
The God taught me to love everybody but the most ones I learned to love are the athletes. Desire, determination and discipline takes me to a great deal of love towards sports. One can call me an avid sport maniac because I love to pen down some glorious content on sports. Being from journalism background with experience in media from couple of years I would like to keep this legacy going and now joining Kreedon gives me one more platform to explore the new world. I am always up to have a word on sports with a coffee.

44 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I’m Venkatesh 25 years of age. I’m right hand fast bowler. i want to improve more skills in bowling to join in your academy and i wanna become a international cricketer and i’m not played at lease my home level match. So, Could you please what procedure for fee and weekend coaching fee for 6 months.

  2. hello sir
    i m rohit bansiwal 22 years old..i m left arm fast bolwer..
    i just played with my school team and college team..not played for any academy..
    but now i want cricket coaching from NCA..and i know that one day i will become best in your academy….plz sir give me one chance…i want to jion your academy

  3. Dear Sir/Madam My name is Manya Sharma 14 year old female played twice School states under 14 n under 17 n Ludhiana Zone senior n under 19 pls guide me for NCA

  4. I am Amborish Sen age 15.5 month practicing more than 5 years also played CAB under 13 and 15. I am a right handed batsman and right arm off break bowler. I am from Kolkata. My contact number :- 98367 03572/ 6291251545. I am very much eager to be a part of NCA. Sir can you please guide me to nca

    • Hi Amborish Sir,
      I am Pobitro (15 Yrs) from halisahar. I am very much interested to join CAB. Cricket is my passion & life. Can you please guide me how to get into CAB. Which club is best for joining.
      Waiting for your reply eagerly,
      Mob. No. – 8277349879

  5. Sir I need know about the fee I am not rich to pay the fee so I need to work join the coaching I am not played any level of cricket I need to be join this accedmy so plzz can I know about fez sir
    Tq sir

  6. Sir,
    My name is lokesh seemanthula.I am 20 year old.I would like to play for my country. I had played zonals in my college level for the past 3 years. So in order to achieve my dream, NCA would be the best option for me.

  7. Hi

    I am Ramakanth from Sydney.. My son Atharv is 13 and I see in him a great leg spin bowler. He has been playing for Bankstown district. Has been selected for under 13 NSW state Metro Thunders team . And also plays for Petersham randwich club in shields development squad.
    Have been trying get a good spin coach here in sydney but what i find here is everyone is more focussed in pace bowling.
    Could you please advise me as to how i could get him there for a month to train in spin bowling and batting .

    Thanks

  8. My son is 10 years old and is an upcoming China Man bowler in Kolkata. Presently going through coaching in a reputed cricket coaching academy of Kolkata.Selected in the Under-15 team for England tour in May’2020.

    Need advice and coaching from NCA.

    Please suggest.

    • Hi sir,
      I am father of POBITRA HALDER (15YRS) from halisahar. My son is very much interested in cricket. Can you please guide me where my son should take coaching for advance level.
      Also I need to know whether cricket coaching academy of Kolkata is registered under CAB.
      Can you please give me a call, so that I can guide my son for his future
      Regards,
      Mob. No. – 8277349879

  9. Sir,
    My name is Jeneeth.I am 19 year old.I would like to play for my country.I had played merit in my college levels for the past 1 year.so in order to achieve my dream,NCA would be the best option for me.

  10. Sir,
    I am jeneeth.I am 19 year old. I had played merit in my college levels past 1 year.my dream is i want to become a good cricket player in my nation.NCA wouid be the best option for me.
    Need advice and coaching from NCA.
    Please suggest

  11. Sir mera nam partha pratim das hai mai assam ka hu . Mujhe cricket khalke bht majja atta hai mai india kai liye khalna cahata hu . Mai 21 years ka hu plzzz mujhe is N.C.A mai admission dijia plz mai appna jo cricket ka liye josh ha useh india kai lia khal ka dikhana sahata hu plzzzzz mera no 7002215328

  12. Sir my name is Ashvani Gupta,i am 13years oldand i want to become an international opener batsman of India.In my gully cricket i am a good batsman and i want to play for Indian cricket.I need coaching to improve my skills which I will get from your academy.I am not very rich but I know that without money there is nothing.Sir please give me only one chance to show my talent.I am from Prayagraj of UP.My future is in your hand sir please give me a chance. Please reply my comment that you will give me a chance or not.Please give me a chance sir please.Contact no. 6387948833, please reply plzzzzz??????????

  13. Sir , My name is Rushikesh Dahalke i am 23 years old . I am not rich to pay the fee so I need to more hard work join the coaching I am not played any level of cricket I need to be join this academy so please give me a chance , i am Right hand Fast blower and batsman.

  14. Sir , My name is Rushikesh Dahalke i am 23 years old . I am right handed batsman and fast bowler please give me a chance in NCA .

  15. Sir . My name is Anirban Das.. I’m 23 years old… I’m right handed bating and bolling and all rounder player…. Plz give me one change NCA….

  16. Hi I am VICKY.. I just wants to play once in a big academy just 1 match.. my parents don’t have given me to play cricket in my teen age.. but I have played and I am playing well.. My dream in life is to play once with a big academy before I leave the world.. I don’t have any coach.. I played cricket in village, with my own thinking and skills.. it’s not just an SMS it’s my last hope of life.

    • Hello Vicky, NCA is the final destination that every young cricketer in India wants to reach. However, you’ll need to take a long journey through school, district, state and national level and perform well at each of the stages before turning the selector’s heads. We appreciate your efforts, but I would like to mention we don’t facilitate admissions in NCA. I hope you get the point 🙂

  17. Sir my name is chirag Saini I am 26 year old and sir mane Puri life cricket khela h bt kabhi sport nhi mil paya Ghar se finance problem Kya me join kr skta hu NCA

  18. Sir my name is Hrishikesh Bora, I am 18 years old. I played Bijoy Merchant trophy for three year from assam team and Coochbehar trophy for 4 years continuously. Now I want to improve my technique so, I want join in NCA .Is there any provision to join NCA by paying fees. Please inform me.

    • Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to join NCA by ‘paying fees’, Hrishikesh. As mentioned earlier, you need to prove your merit at the national level to be considered by NCA.

  19. Sir.. my name is “hari behara” iam from andra pradesh.my age 25 years.i am right hand bats man.”please”sir give me one chance in NCA cricket accadamy
    mob -9100877020

  20. Sir . My name is Babu rao.,I’m 26 years old… I’m right handed bating and bowling and all rounder player…. Plz give me one change sir

  21. Sir,
    My name is Varun Shrivastava .I am 19 year old.I would like to play for my country. I had played 8 divisional level school tournament, 3 National Tournament in School Level, I am registered member of BCCI from 2017 to 2019. So in order to achieve my dream, NCA would be the best option for me. Now I want to improve my technique so, I want join in NCA .Is there any provision to join NCA by paying fees.

  22. Hello sir,
    I’m prince k Singh of 14th years. I’m good as a batsman and a bowler. I’m all-rounder.please contact it sir. I’m very fond of cricket and I want to achieve my goal, sir. Please give me a chance sir.
    Thank you
    Regard
    Prince k Singh

  23. Hi,
    I am Mohd Shariq Ansari from Raebareli (U.P.) and this year in 2020 my 12th boards exams had over, now I want make my career in the cricket but I have not joined any cricket academy yet due to some personal reasons and I want to join NCA.So please give me chance to join academy and I am test specialist batsman.
    Thanks

  24. Hi sir,
    I am Goutam Barimani, I am from small town, I want to make my career in the cricket but I have not been for any cricket academy. I want to join NCA. Please give a chance. I will prove myself.

    • Hi,
      I am mohammed Anfal from nillagries (Tamilnadu ) and this year in 2020 my 6th exams had over, now I want to join in the cricket but I have not joined any cricket academy yet due to some personal reasons and I want to join NCA.So please give me chance to join academy and I am intrested for batsman.
      Thanks

  25. Sir my name is mahendra Singh Rajput I am 23 year old from Bhopal Madhya Pradesh and sir mane Puri life cricket khela h bt kabhi sport nhi mil paya Ghar se finance problem Kya me join kr skta hu NCA

  26. My name is Bhakti Shetty 14 years old and studying in Muscat(Oman) in 9th Standard, and I am All rounder in Cricket and i am playing here in school team and also selected for Oman National womens team and played 2 tournaments i.e Triangular Series in Qatar womens 20:20 and got the best Bowler of the Tournament Award in my first international match and also played against German National Team in Feb 2020.

    My dream is to play for Indians National womens team and I wants to continue my studies in bangalore from 1st year PUC and wants to Join National Cricket Academy. Could you please advise me for the proceedures and fees related matter.

  27. I am really interested in cricket ,my passion is cricket,i tried a lot but couldn’t get a cance to play at district level even because of lots of nepotism,MY dream is to become a cricketer , I see cricket in everything , my wish is to do something for my country through cricket ,my stroy is same as the pathan brothers childhood story no one support me for this…please help in geting addmission in NCA,so that i would get an oppurtunity to do something through cricket for my country……..its a humble request plzzz………..

  28. Dear Concern, Hope you all are fine there. Please let me know if someone can take admission directly as a boarding student there. My son already in professional cricket at junior level as a Batting all rounder. Rds. Amal

  29. Hello sir, I m B Nilamadhab Reddy from odisha and I m all rounded, played various village tournament, inter govt school level, block level and district level of odisha, and achieved various trophy and prizes, moreover it’s my passion to be a cricketer as wall as my dream to play with Indian cricket team . i tried a lot of hard work to join in your accademy but unable to reach you and as I m from village so can’t able connect you . So I m wait for your reply call me or message me 9337227693,7873537979 I m available and eager to wait join in your accademy.. HELP ME SIR
    Thank you sir

  30. Hi, my name is Anshul Gupta and I am an Architect. Since, not getting any job from a very long time and I have a die hard passion for cricket, I want to join the academy but I am 24 years old and haven’t play for schools, colleges or any club. Can you please suggest if I can still start playing and if yes then please let me know.
    Mob- 9557508937
    Email- [email protected]

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