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NCCA Host Cricket Architect Coach Irfan Sait

Irfan Sait camp
Coach Irfan Sait (sixth from left standing) pictured with some of the participants.

The Northern California Cricket Association (NCCA) hosted the Karnataka Institute of Cricket (KIOC) head coach and Director Irfan Sait in the San Francisco Bay Area to conduct high-performance coaching sessions focusing on the NCCA representative teams from Senior and U19 divisions on March 18. The NCCA Women coaching group also joined the indoor net sessions with the renowned coach Irfan Sait.

NCCA hosted a ‘meet and greet’ dinner with coach Irfan Sait, where many Bay Area players, youth, and cricket supporters joined. During the dinner coach Irfan Sait shared his valuable experience as a coach over the last 30 years and shared examples of the unique nature of cricket as a sport.

NCCA President Ganesh Sanap had an opportunity to have a brief conversation with coach Irfan Sait. President Sanap remarked that NCCA was fortunate to have Sait conduct a mini-camp in the San Francisco area. Adding the coach imparted valuable cricket coaching lessons to the NCCA U19 Team, the NCCA youths stood to gain a lot of cricket knowledge from such training sessions.

Female cricketers also attended coach Irfan Sait sessions.

Coach Sait alumni include Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal, Devdutt Padikkal, and Shreyas Gopal. Coach Sait is a fully qualified coach with the unique distinction of completing the Levels I, II, and III coaching courses, each from a different country (Level III – England (ECB), Level II – Australia (CA), Level I – India (KSCA). He is also a member of the Coach Associations of England and Australia; a rare feat achieved only by a few in the subcontinent. Involved in the game for the past 30 years, Coach Irfan has played in all divisions of the KSCA League.

He assisted the Indian men’s national cricket team in the training camp held at Bangalore in preparation for the ’96 Cricket World Cup. He also coaches at Macclesfield, Cheshire County, and Manchester in the United Kingdom.

About Karnataka Institute of Cricket
Karnataka Institute of Cricket (KIOC) is the finest cricket academy in Bangalore, India, and offers cricket training throughout the year. The academy provides bowling coaching, batting coaching, one-on-one coaching, and much more. With a team of 65+ coaches and facilities that include cutting-edge technologies and analysis software for cricket coaching, KIOC also provides accommodation for outstation trainees.

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