In February 2019, Kenya’s leading sports development company Star Field Sports announced their strategic partnership with Gary Kirsten Cricket (GKC) of South Africa to spearhead the development of cricket in the East African region through a series of high profile sports events: High Performance Coaching Camps, Coach Education Courses and private academies.
The Coach Education Workshop commenced Saturday 6th April 2019 for two days, whereas The High-Performance Camp was from Monday 8th – Friday 12th April 2019.
The camp hosted both professional cricketers in East Africa and young aspiring cricketers.
Gary Kirsten is the iconic South African cricket legend, and India’s World Cup winning coach in 2011. He played 101 Test matches and 185 One Day Internationals for South Africa between 1993 and 2004, mainly as an opening batsman.
His vision is to develop an internationally renowned cricket services business to develop the game and help spread his coaching legacy globally. His state-of-the-art facility in Centurion, Gauteng Province provides coaching for cricketers from around the world.
Speaking at the conclusion of the negotiations, Director of Star Field Sports, Karan Kaul said “We believe this partnership will double down on the strengths of each organization – Gary Kirsten Cricket’s expertise, experience and reputation combined with Star Field’s market knowledge, work ethic and drive is a perfect fit to take over the East African market and develop the game of Cricket.”
South African Coaches
1) Ryan Cook – Assistant coach Bangladesh Cricket National team & Head Coach Gary Kirsten Academy
2) Jimmy Cook- Former South African National team player
3) Garreth van Hoesslin- Director of coaching SA Gary Kirsten Cricket.