Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of veteran Zubin Bharucha as Director of Cricket Canada HP Academy. Zubin will lead Cricket Canada's team re-building efforts and setting up of National and Regional HP programs.
Zubin Bharucha is associated with Institute of Sports, Nagpur India. He is the former coach of Rajasthan Royals, the team that won in the first season of the IPL T20. He recently provided the coaching help to New Delhi Dare Devils. Zubin has written many coaching materials for cricket organisations such as ECB.
Zubin was the person behind the coaching program for the players in the reality show “Cricket Star” a few years ago. Raw talent from rural areas of India was scouted, trained and then put to compete against Lancashire from England. The Cricket Star team played brilliantly and won.
Cricket Canada has known Zubin for many years for his association with World Cricket Academy (WCA), Nagpur, India. WCA was Cricket Canada's host for its much talked about tour of India in before the 2011 CWC. Many of Cricket Canada's players that had the opportunity to train with Zubin consider him the best coach that they ever come across. Cricket Canada considers the endorsement very valuable along with the vast knowledge and techniques that Zubin has developed in order to work with the talent.
Zubin with the active involvement of local coaches will evaluate and create individual training programs for players in the National Team pool, HP Pool (U23’s) and Development Pool (U 17’s). Part of the training program also includes “Coaching of the Coaches”. Cricket Canada intends to pursue the creation of the regional HP academies that will work in close relationship with the national academy.
Romi Bhinder, the director of Institute of Sports is excited to begin and be part of the Cricket Excellence program of Cricket Canada. While speaking from Nagpur he said…. “This will be Cricket Star Canada…that will begin a new era of cricket in Canada.
Ranjit Saini, president of Cricket Canada is thrilled with the possibilities that are beginning to come into reality. He thanked the BOD for its support and said… “ It has been in the making for few months now… we have involved senior former players as selectors in the talent search process. Selectors have put together a sizeable list of the new talent that want to be part of this mission… and now the best possible coaching help has been made available. In the very near future, competitive tournaments will be made available against foreign teams… this is all coming together and we will be back where we belong…“