Stallions Cricket Academy, the coaching division of Stallions Sports Services WLL., are set to embark on a historic tour of England. The 40-strong party, which will be comprised of a mixture of players, coaches, and parents, will be the first ever Cricket Academy youth team to tour England, and are scheduled to play a number of games from 3rd to 14th August 2014. The team will also take part in a cricket tournament to be held in and around the cities of London and Leeds, and will come up against stern opposition in the form of reputable cricket clubs, schools and academy teams. Officials from the Stallions Cricket Academy have incorporated a visit to the home of cricket, Lords, in order to build enthusiasm and awareness towards the history, traditions, and culture that are associated with the game. The Lords visit will include an indoor coaching session where players will use the latest “Hawk Eye” technology for the first time.
Commenting on the tour Qatari national and owner of the Stallions, Mrs. Lma Rashid, said “We are delighted that the Stallions Cricket Academy has been successful in organising what we hope will be the first of many cricket tours to England. We are particularly thrilled that to be the first Qatari cricket academy to undertake such a tour, and aim to use it as an opportunity to give young players the exposure to different playing conditions that will help them to build confidence in their abilities and improve their all-round game. We have every confidence that our talented crop of young cricketers will rise to this exciting challenge, and we will do everything we can as a club to showcase our passion for the game”.
Stallions Sports Services WLL has a group of passionate coaches who are well-qualified and experienced in coaching cricket, and who have also played first class cricket around the world. The academy in Qatar was launched with the purpose of developing the beautiful game of cricket in Qatar, and to provide opportunities to aspiring young cricketers to have the opportunity to learn from quality, world class coaching staff. The Stallions previously made history in junior cricket when it invited two junior cricket teams from Dubai in December 2013. This visit was supported by the Qatar Olympic Committee and Qatar Cricket Association, and was the first time a junior cricket team from another country visited Qatar.
The Stallions are planning more tours in the future, with Dubai, Sri Lanka, Australia, and South Africa some of the locations earmarked by the organizers for the next leg in their world tour. Officials say that in the coming months, there will be a number of international cricketers who will visit Qatar to participate in Cricket Coaching camps, resulting in local young players being given the chance to excel, and taking their talents and capabilities to new heights.
- ILQ News -
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