SuperSport Park has unveiled its new International Cricket Academy, which will be dedicated to nurturing cricketing talent on a global scale.
The academy will run from 1 September 2024 until 15 November 2024 and be hosted at SuperSport Park.
World-class training facilities at SuperSport Park will be available for the entrants of the academy, and they include cutting-edge technology, expert coaches, and comprehensive infrastructure to hone their cricket skills.
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Expert coaches will guide the development of players and allow learning from mentors with international experience, including Gary Kirsten, Albie Morkel and Allan Donald, alongside the Titans’ head coach, Mandla Mashimbyi and assistant coach Richard Das Neves, among others.
“Our academy emphasises the importance of balancing academics and cricket, education and preparing athletes for a well-rounded future,” said Titans Cricket and SuperSport Park CEO, Dr Jacques Faul.
The academy will include short courses in sports management, event/project management, scoring and umpiring certifications, among others.
The high-performance environment will see players enrolled in the academy participate in matches against the Titans, whilst matches will also be played in Western Province, Boland and KwaZulu-Natal.
Enrolment opens in January and the academy will include all accommodation, meals and clothing.
A squad of 15 players will be selected in the first year of the academy, with the cost per player at $16 500 (R305 000). Players from anywhere in the world will be considered for enrolment.