Abu Dhabi Cricket is home to the Zayed Cricket Academy, the UAE’s most exceptional cricket coaching programme for girls and boys of all abilities aged between four to 19 years and the UAE National Inter-Academies Champion.
The Academy’s students, (which total over 250), have enjoyed significant local and international success having won scholarships to prestigious schools abroad and selection into the UAE National Team. The academy’s infrastructure has recently been significantly upgraded with junior and ladies programs also added.
To further enhance our coaching offering we have partnered with the renowned Gary Kirsten Cricket academy, led by South African cricketing legend and former Indian men’s team Coach Gary Kirsten. Sports scientist Oscar Nauhaus, now joining Abu Dhabi Cricket as Head Coach oversees daily operations and programs and is supported by a team of highly experience coaches, including Sri Lanka cricketing guru Amith Passela and, to further encourage young women players, two female coaches – Chamani Severitane and Melani Abeysinghe both of whom are former Sri Lankan national players.
In reality, our academy brings three training streams – Junior, Intermediate and Senior – into one fostering the breeding ground for the next generation of cricketing talent in the UAE.