Cricket is a national obsession in India, and one of the most lucrative sports careers too. In case you’d like to achieve your childhood dreams of being a cricketer, here are 5 cricket clubs in Pune that you should check out.
Bleed Blue & Learn The Game From These Best Cricket Academies In Pune
Stadium Cricket Club
Since its founding in 1982, Stadium Cricket Club has been sharing their passion for cricket among people of all ages. They have a reputation for having trained students that have reached the level of state teams, Maharashtra Premier League (MPL), and even the Indian Premier League (IPL) – and even manage various kinds of cricket tournaments. For adults, coaching starts at around INR 2000+ per month, from Wednesday to Sunday (Mondays and Tuesdays are off) in the morning (6.30 am – 8.30 am) and evening (4.00 pm – 6.00 pm) batches.
Touting themselves as a ‘specialised cricket academy’, Twenty2Yards offers you the chance to ‘experience the life of a professional cricketer’. From beginners to professional levels, you’ll be exposed to world-class cricket coaching, with state-of-the-art facilities, and customised ‘Performance Development Programs’. Coaching starts at INR 3000 per month and is offered in categories of regular, personal, and special coaching. Regular coaching is held in the morning (7.00 am – 9.00 am) and evening (4.00 pm – 6.00 pm) batches, five times a week from Tuesday to Saturday.
CricTen Sports Academy
Started by Mr. Abhijit Kale (an ex-international and Maharashtra Ranji cricket player) in 2013, CricTen Sports Academy offers coaching for aspiring cricketers in the under-19 age group. Currently on hiatus because of the ongoing monsoon season, they will resume coaching in October. Fees will cost you INR 5000 per month, and you must bring your own sports gear for coaching.
JusCricket Academy offers both professional and personal coaching for cricket enthusiasts of all ages. They are also affiliated with the Maharashtra Cricket Association (under United Sports Club) and are eligible to play selection matches of Maharashtra U-14, 16, 19, 22 and for the Ranji Trophy. Whether you want to pursue it as a hobby, or professionally – JusCricket will help you achieve your cricket goals.
Dilip Vengsarkar Cricket Academy Ground
This one-of-a-kind cricket academy in Pimpri-Chinchwad is the place that trains the shining stars of cricket. The pitch is in an extremely good condition and training is impeccable. Make a note that the academy is closed on Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The morning timings are from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM while for evening, it is 3:30-5:50 PM (Tuesday) and 4:00-7:00 PM (Wed-Fri).