Cricket Tasmania is proud to launch its revamped Hurricanes Academy to provide a clearer pathway for the best young cricketers in the state.
The Hurricanes Academy is designed to provide young and developing players with access to first class coaches and facilities, and nurture their aspirations of playing for the Tigers or Hurricanes.
Batting coach Richard Allanby said the Hurricanes Academy was a great opportunity for talented cricketers to take the next step in their careers.
“It’s a wonderful concept to be able to give club cricketers a vehicle to play first-class cricket that they might not have had in the past,” he said.
“We will mirror everything a first-class team does in terms of coaching, strength and conditioning, analysis and opportunities to play matches outside club cricket.
“CT will look at performances across the board. Opportunities are not limited to contracted players. It’s all about performance with an eye on the future.”
The current squad is compiled of Hurricanes-contracted players, current and former Under 19 players and players looking to force their way into the first-class system from club cricket.
The group will play matches against Kingborough in mid-September, before travelling to Sydney to play games against against Pakistan’s Lahore Qalandars Rising Stars, Sydney Sixers Academy and the Sydney Thunder Academy in October.