Europe February 17, 2010

Lawson to help Europeans at ICC Academy in India

Europe’s 12 best cricketers will be travelling to Pune, India this month to take to attend the ICC European Men’s Academy.

Europe’s 12 best cricketers will be travelling to Pune, India this month to take to attend the ICC European Men’s Academy.

The academy will feature elite coaches from around the world including former Australian test bowler and Pakistan national coach Geoff Lawson and Cricket Ireland’s director of cricket, and former England team analyst Mark Garaway.

Garaway will be head coach of the Academy head coach and said he’s looking forward to being involved with the first time: “I have craved the opportunity to lead a coaching team and am really looking forward to it, as there has been a high quality support team assembled. I am honoured to be working with the team and know that the players will be working within an elite environment throughout the trip.”

It’s the eighth year the Academy has been staged and the 11-day trip will see the participants involved in a mixture of net sessions, video analysis, bowling, fielding and batting drills, centre wicket practice, and one-to-one discussions with coaches on player performance and goal-setting.

The programme runs from February 24 to March 6 with participants ranging from 19-27 years old and coming from across the six of ICC European Member Countries - Denmark, Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Netherlands and Scotland.

ICC European Academy Squad 2010: Alasdair Evans (Scotland), Phil Eaglestone (Ireland) Nigel Jones (Ireland) (GCS Player Scholarship), Mark Jonkman (Netherlands), Gary Kidd (Ireland), Rory McCann (Ireland) Matthew Parker (Scotland), Marc Petrie (Scotland), Andrew Poynter (Ireland), Zishan Shah (Denmark), James Warr (Guernsey), Berend Westdijk (Netherlands).

Sahil Dutta is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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