Johannesburg: The coach of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) National Academy has said that hosting the academy at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria is all about creating sustainable careers for the nation’s emerging talent.

The training programme, where 18 young men, and 10 players involved in the senior national women’s side will be put through their paces, runs until August 28.

According to Sport24, coach Shukri Conrad said that the academy will ensure that the players have a long career, instead of coming in and out of the system, adding that it can provide them with the necessary tools to cope with the arduous demands of being franchise players.

With the women’s side aiming to build on making it to the semifinal stage of the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh earlier this year, and the young players on the men’s side aiming to make their mark at franchise level, the academy would help nurture the cricketers, the report added.

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