It will be at the residential academy, where the selected boys would be playing cricket as their chosen career and will stay in Hostel accommodation provided by Academy. The entire facilities for Cricket including academies i.e. schooling in city schools for boys would be provided by VCA. The facilities include ultra modern infrastructure like Indoor Practice Wickets, Swimming Pools, Gymnasium, Video Analysis, Yoga & Meditation Room and an Internal Cricket ground to practice on as many 15 turfs and matches to play. Updated modern equipments required for coaching and development of Cricket will also be provided at the Centre. The outstation coachers are also being housed at the academy premises.
An Inter District Tournaments as selection trials in the age group of 13 to 16 and 16 to 19 was organized in Feb.’09, for respective district teams and its taluka teams. 15 players were selected by the VCA Selectors, from the respective age group. The teams were required to play in Under 16, five boys in the playing eleven of every match in their team. the main aim was to provide the young talent from the small places an opportunity to put himself for selection from the talukas and districts.
Around 250 boys from various schools of Under 13 age group of Vidarbha also attended a camp and 60 boys were short listed, for selection of Vidarbha (Under 13) team which later participated in Cadence Trophy Under 13 at Pune and finished up as the runner up.
In the month of April fresh selection trials for the academy was also conducted by Head Coach of the Academy Mr. Neil D’costa (Australia) along with Messers Subroto Banerjee, Prashant Vaidya (former Indian fast bowler) Sulakshan Kulkarni (Former Ranji Trophy Captain, Mumbai) and ably assisted by the Local Coaches of Vidarbha Cricket Association. The Academy will also have Messers Saba Karim (Ex. Indian Cricketer & Wicketkeeper), Narendra Hirwani (Ex. Indian Cricketer) as visiting faculty coaches.
Prashant Vaidya (Ex. Indian Cricketer) is the Director of the Academy.