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About texas cricket Academy (TCA)

TCA is an institution started in Dallas by former India international Thiru Kumaran (Kenny), in the year 2013 and ably supported by an executive team whose passion drove them to promote youth cricket in DFW metroplex. There are currently 100+ young cricketers who are actively participating in the weekend and one-on-one programs and majority of them are under the age of 16, with youngest one being 6 yrs. Coach Kenny is a certified Cricket Australia "Level 2" coach and the executive team also consists of certified "Level 1" coaches.


To become USA's premier cricket development centre by providing state of the art infrastructure, introducing latest coaching methodologies and implementing high performance programs.


To conduct well-rounded coaching camps & leagues for youth cricketers by forming partnerships with schools and local cricket associations.

Coaching Program Weekend Group sessions:

Batch Age Category
Beginners 5-8 years
Intermediate 9-12 years
Advanced 13-18 years
Amateurs 19+ years
  • Sessions include warm up, fielding, batting and bowling in nets and outdoors at the ground
  • More emphasis on team work, pre match planning & preparation , match strategies , match simulation sessions along with specific skill development
  • These sessions are conducted right through the year
  • Appropriate clothing to be worn and personal kit to be brought by the individuals
  • Option of video analysis for technique correction and skill development available
  • All sessions are conducted by Cricket Australia and ICC certified coaches


Thiru Kumaran (Kenny)

A product of the MRF Pace Foundation under the mentorship of Dennis Lillee, Kenny got selected into the Indian ODI cricket team after an exception haul of 10 wickets in an Irani Trophy match for Rest of India against Karnataka in the 1999/2000 domestic season. He was later picked for the Australian tour where he picked 5 wickets in the first-class game prior to the first Test. He joined the Indian Cricket League during its inception in 2007 and was one of the stand-out performers for the Chennai Superstars. He was the head coach of the USA cricket team during the ICC Division 3 tournament held at Bermuda and is the current USA under 19 coach. Kenny heads the operations of the academy and is the chief coach of TCA.

Unni Krishnan

Unni previously worked with SportsMechanics who are the current performance analysts for Indian cricket team where he had stints in the IPL for 5 years with Deccan Chargers & Pune Warriors. He has been volunteering in several talent scouting projects for ICC Americas beginning with the ICC combine 2015, the Nagico super 50 tournament and the USA combine 2016. He is also a Cricket Australia certified Level 2 coach and worked at the ICC global cricket academy in Dubai. Unni currently coaches the TCA youth teams in a voluntary capacity.

Guru Kedarnath

Guru Kedarnath is a Cricket Australia accredited Level 2 Coach.He has represented Tamil Nadu Ranji Trophy List A in 2005-06 Season.Played Premier league cricket for MRF, Chemplast & Aruna CC in the Tamil Nadu cricket Association First Division league for over 10 years. He has been coaching and playing in Australia for the past 4 years and has also coached and played a season in UK.He was the Head Coach of St.Peters Cricket Club (2013-2016) in the Geelong Cricket Association Division 2 in Australia.