Saba Karim Genesis Pro Cricket Centre, which was founded by former international cricketer and current Indian selector Saba Karim in 2012, is fast growing in terms of reputation and management. There are around 140 students who are learning about cricket in the academy at the moment. Saba Karim has been supervising the working of his centre on regular basis and his assisted by his team of four coaches. Sanjay Ranjan Sinha, who has played 25 Ranji Trophy matches for Bihar, is a Level 1 certified coach of NCA, Anup Srivastav, Sanjeev and Praveen are the ones who are helping young lads in improving their skills as cricketers. Maninder Singh, the former Indian star spinner, is the visiting faculty over here.
The centre has four practice turf wickets, three match turf wickets and two cemented wickets. The administration has taken good care of the ground which is lush green. The basis facilities are available at the centre and are upgraded every now and then. Three practice matches are played every week on regular basis, which help the students to know the requirement of the sport. Saba Karim Genesis Pro Cricket Centre have been participating in various tournaments across the country since its inception and this is where it scores above its competitors in the nearby region. Crictoday spoke to some of the students in order to get fair idea about the academy and its functionalities. Here are the excerpts...
Umang Sethi – This budding cricketer has come from Jharkhand in order to improve his game under the supervision of Saba Karim. He has already represented his state in the U-16 category. According to him, he has become mentally strong and has seen a massive change in his technique after joining this academy.
Anuj Chaudhary – He has been part of Ranji camp for Uttar Pradesh and has represented various prestigious sides across the country. Saba Karim has taught him to be discipline and serious towards his game. He is practicing in the academy since last few years andis ready to continue for few more season.
Rating– The students are given proper training and feedback regarding their game on weekly basis. The presence of highly qualified team has made this place a must visit for the budding cricketers of the nearby places. Crictoday gives them 4.5 out of 5.