DDCA sets up a new academy and takes aim at selection bias

In a landmark move to curb “selection politics” and nurture young talent, the Delhi and District Cricket Association has launched its own High-Performance Academy. This first-of-its-kind initiative signals a significant shift in how Delhi grooms its future cricket stars.
The HPA, established in partnership with the Delhi government, boasts a dedicated ground in north Delhi and features renowned coaches like Gursharan Singh, Parvinder Awana, and Devendra Sharma.
Drawing inspiration from the National Cricket Academy (NCA), the academy aims to provide year-round training and monitoring for players across various age groups.
DDCA President Rohan Jaitley acknowledges to TOI the “embarrassing display” of Delhi teams in recent domestic seasons and attributes it, in part, to “deep-rooted problems” in player selection. The HPA is a direct response to these concerns, aiming to eliminate “selection politics” by creating a transparent talent pool based on merit and consistent monitoring.


Feb 12, 2024 6:35 AM