Japan Cricket Association have announced the formation of a National Academy Squad from 2018 for age-group cricket in the country to spread the game at a younger age level (U-15 & U-19). The formation of the squad is intended to help identify talented cricket players at a young age and prepare them for a lifelong involvement in the sport.
Head of Cricket Operations, Alan Curr said: “In August this year we held the first Under 15 High Performance Camp and this is a logical next step. It is a great chance for us to start working with the best male and female cricketers in Japan and provide them with playing and training opportunities that have not previously been possible.”
Open trials are to be held in Sano Cricket Ground on 25th March 2018 for aspiring cricketers, who are attending Junior High School and High School.