Young cricketers will have an opportunity to interact and learn from one of the best cricket coaches in the business – Dav Whatmore. The workshop is a fantastic opportunity for young cricketers to get an insight into what it takes to be a professional sportsperson and learn the ‘tricks and skills’ of the great game.

Dav Whatmore needs no introduction. He is one of the best coaches in the game today. He masterminded Sri Lanka’s famous World Cup win in 1996, and after a brief spell at Lancashire – where he saw them win a one-day double in 1998, and the National League in 1999 – went back for a second term. His greatest challenge, however, came in 2003, when he took over as Bangladesh’s coach, and immediately brought a new optimism and discipline to a team that had not won a single match for four years. Whatmore’s presentation to the Kolkata Knight Riders management was titled ‘Let’s Turn It Around’. “I just want to be the one that helps them turn their fortunes around. It will be a genuine effort.” Last year, he was coach of the India Under-19 team that won the junior World Cup in Malaysia. It will be great learning experience for the young cricketers to learn from one of the best coaches of the game today.

The Dav Whatmore Cricket Workshop will be held from 28 to 30 October 2010. The workshop will be conducted at the DPS Sharjah and DPS Dubai. This workshop is open to all enthusiasts from the age of 7 to 18 years. There will be net sessions and field activities. T-shirts and participation certificates will be presented to all participants at the end of the workshop.