Got a cricket-crazy kid at home? Here’s a list of cricket academies in Lucknow where you can get them enrolled:
Lucknow Cricket Academy
Established in 1989, this was among the first cricket academies in Uttar Pradesh. The They take students between the ages of 12 and 19 years, who are trained by experienced coaches. The students play various interstate and national tournaments. They also provide hostel facility to students.
Location: LCH Hostel, 448/240 Hardoi Road, Near Hayat Masjid Chowk, Thakurganj, Radha Gram Colony, Lucknow
Fees: ₹20,000 per annum
Cricket Academy of Pathans
This academy is a start-up of Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan. The branch in Lucknow was inaugurated in December, 2019. Children in the age bracket of 6 to 21 years can take admission here. The students are especially trained for UPSF trials. They have both indoor and outdoor stadiums, which makes it very convenient to practice even during the rainy season. The players take part in various matches. Affiliated to the Cricket Association of Lucknow (CAL).
Location: Keshav Nagar, Faizullaganj, Lucknow
Fees: ₹30,000 per annum
Blaze Willow Cricket Academy
It is also a CAL-affiliated cricket academy, established in 2017. Students between ages 6 and 20 years can take admission here. They have a huge ground with 2 cement pitches, 2 turf pitches and 1 center pitch for matches. In order to encourage girls in cricket they give 50% discount to girls on their admission fees. A number of tournaments are organised within the academy to perfect the players.
Location: Gomti Nagar Extension, Near CMS, Opposite Vijaya Bank, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Fees: ₹18,000 per annum
Colvin Cricket Academy
Established 10 years ago, it is affiliated to Cricket association of Lucknow. They have BCCI A level coaches to train the students, some of whom have gone on to play national and state level cricket. They take admissions for children in the age group of 8 to 18 years. They have an outdoor stadium with 12 turf wickets, which makes it easier to practice even during rains. A practice match is conducted every week and players get to participate in a number of local and state tournaments.
Location: University Road, Purana Hyderabad, Hasanganj, Lucknow
Fees: ₹1500 per month
Parth Cricket Academy
The academy was established in 2015 and is affiliated to CAL. They take admission of children between the ages of 9 and 19 years. The have a main ground and a separate ground with BCCI certified coaches to train you. The players participate in a number of CAL organised matches and have also represented the state at various BCCI organised matches and tournaments.
Location: Paarth Republic Township, Kanpur – Lucknow Rd, Lucknow
Fees: ₹24,000 per annum
Sports Galaxy by M.S. Dhoni
This is a cricket academy hosted by Indian cricketer M.S. Dhoni and managed by Aarka Sports. This academy has the second biggest stadium in Lucknow after the Ekana International Stadium. They take admissions in 4 levels: Under 12, Under 15, Under 19 and Under 23. The stadium is open for students two-days a week for practice. They have a BCCI certified coach for every 20 students. The students get to play various state and district-level tournaments and matches. The cricket sessions include set-up drill, wicket-keeping drill, 6 sessions a week, match simulation, fielding drills and more.
Location: Adjacent to Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Alambagh campus, Sarosa, near Shakuntala Mishra University, 2km from Para Police Station on the Agra – Lucknow Expressway, Lucknow
Average Fees: ₹3500 per month
Fees for girls: ₹6000 per annum
CSD Sahara Cricket Academy
This academy is run by Sahara India with Indian cricketer Kapil Dev as its chief mentor. The age group for admission is 9 to 23 years. Along with three centre pitches, they have 2 indoor astroturf pitches as well. They pay special attention to physical as well as mental wellness. Students are trained by various state level players and Level I and II coaches. They conduct a number of practice matches and players get to participate in other state and national level matches and tournaments as well.
Location & Fees:
1. CSD Sahara Cricket Academy, Navi Kot Nandana, Bakshi Ka Talab, Sitapur Road, Lucknow
Fees: ₹2500 per month
2. CSD Sahara Cricket Academy, Vipul Khand, Near Awadh School, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Fees: ₹4000 per month