Our Founder

Our founder, Mr. A. Manivannan is a sports engineering graduate from Sheffield Hallam University and former professional wicket-keeper batsman. The Zenminds brand is a brainchild of his, that was built from the necessity of quality cricket coaching in the city with emphasis on scientific methods of coaching that he had immense experience working with. He is a hardworking and goal-driven professional

Who are we?

We at Zenminds Sporting Technologies are a group of driven and like-minded individuals who work towards a single vision laid by our founder Mr.A.Manivannan, a Sports Engineering Graduate from the United Kingdom (UK). We aim to produce cricketers to play at a professional level through the guidance of a professional team of coaches who are certified by the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Our company mission is to exceed expectations

The primary motive of our academy is to provide first class coaching to improve the game at the grassroots level and provide amenities that are best suited for the same. We are dedicated to the development of women cricketers and help them get the opportunities they deserve. We believe in the upliftment of sports as a career for players from a grassroots level and strive for excellence in this field.

With state-of-the-art technology, experienced coaches and prime location of our ground in T. Nagar, Chennai; we serve as a complete package for every cricketer’s development.

Our team is comprised of genuinely gifted minds

HEAD COACH

KUMBA BALAJI

Pillar of strength of Zenminds Cricket Academy, sir was the first coach to be roped into the team. He has coaching experience of 25 years and is well versed in technical aspects of the game, a staunch believer in the all-important concept of biomechanics in sport.

His Achievements:
• 25 years of experience as coach
• Certified Level A coach- National Cricket Academy (BCCI)
• Has coached cricketers who have represented India namely; R. Ashwin, Abhinav Mukund, Vijay Shankar.
• Shares a great rapport with our mentor Dav Whatmore, has worked closely with him at CSS-Whatmore Centre for Cricket.

Coach

ADITYA GANESH

Young and dynamic, with a passion for leadership is the best way to describe this coach who has been associated with Zenminds for quite some time. He is a left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman, who captains the successful first division team Young Stars CC and is also a key member of the Ruby Trichy Warriors in the TNPL.

His Achievements:
• Has represented Tamil Nadu in all age categories since the age of 13
• Has represented the National Cricket Academy (BCCI) U-15 team
• ICC Level 1 certified coach and ASCA Level 1 certified strength and conditioning coach
• Captain of 1st division league team Young Stars CC
• Key Member of the Ruby Trichy Warriors for 4 seasons of the TNPL.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

KARTHIK SC

Our Strength and Conditioning coach, fondly called SC, is a master of his trade and knows the pressures of staying fit at the topmost level, having represented the country in Frisbee.
His Achievements:
• Experienced strength and conditioning coach
• Has represented the country in Frisbee
• Has over 8 years of playing competitive Frisbee
Coach

DINESH

Newest addition to the young coaches’ squad, Dinesh has had a long career in cricket, with a first division career spanning over 11 years. He is a dashing left-handed opening batsman who plays for the first division team AGs Office and currently is a member of the iDream Tiruppur Tamizhans in the TNPL.

His Achievements:
• Has represented 3 TNPL teams, Dindigul Dragons (2 seasons), Tuti Patriots (2 seasons) and iDream Tiruppur Tamizhans.
• Has represented the state in various age categories.
• Key member of the 1st division team, AGs office

Coach

HEMA MALINI

Coach dedicated to the development of all the women cricketers at Zenminds Cricket Academy, Hema ma’am is an extremely experienced coach with a cricketing experience of over 20 years both as player and coach.

Her Achievements:
• Has represented India A
• BCCI Level A certified coach
• Coach of the U-16 and U-19 Tamil Nadu teams
• Has worked with all the top women cricketers of the state who have also represented the country.

Coach

RAMAKRISHNAN

Rama is a coach who specializes in handling younger students due to his immense patience and love for coaching the game of cricket. He plays for Cosmopolitan Club in the 4th Division and is a right arm fast bowler who can also clear the fence very easily while batting.

His Achievements:
• Coaching experience of more than 6 years
• Has represented the Dindigul Dragons in the 2018-19 edition of the TNPL
• ICC level 1 certified coach