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Cricket Academy of Bihar

Who We Are

Amikar Dayal is the Founder Chairman of Cricket Academy of Bihar. He founded the academy with a group of friends, family and like-minded sports supporters and gamechangers. 

About Amikar Dayal, Founder Chairman

Amikar is the former Captain of India Youth Cricket Team & Founder Chairman of The Cricket Academy of Bihar located at the southern premises of the Moin-ul-Haq Stadium, Patna. Amikar is the only trained level-II coach of National Cricket Academy, BCCI & E.C.B. in Bihar. He started the Cricket Academy of Bihar along with friends and well-wishers in 2001 to coach young cricketers of Bihar who have been deprived of coaching support and facilities to compete at the national and international level.

Achievements as a sportsperson:

  • Captained Indian youth cricket team against West Indies & Australia (under 22) & (under19) from 1984-1987
  • Awarded twice the highest honor Bihar Gaurav, in 1987 and 1997.
  • Played in England as a professional overseas cricketer in the premier English county league from 1984 to 1995.
  • Represented Derbyshire county league eleven (England) in 1986 & 1988.
  • Played Ranji trophy for Bihar from 1985-1991 & again from 1993-1994 (has Ranji trophy record for the opening partnership to his credits).
  • Represented Tripura Ranji team as a professional in the year 1997-1998.
  • Represented east zone in Duleep & Deodhar trophies.
  • Captained Bihar youth teams under-15 & under-19, under- 22 between 1980-1989.
  • Captained East zone under-19 & under- 22 between 1980-1989.
  • Awarded best cricketer of the year by Bihar Cricket Association in 1986.
  • Awarded best young cricketer in the year by Board Of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • Ranji trophy selector for Bihar in 2002-2003.


Other activities & engagements :

  • Chairman, Cricket Academy of Bihar (more than 1200 trainees are being trained for the last 18 years on a daily basis which includes more than 170 national & international players).
  • Conducted coaching camps for cricketers along with Dronacharya awardee Shri Desh Prem Azad around the country.
  • Acted as the technical head during world cup cricket match held in Patna in 1996.
  • Regularly organize functions to generate funds for underprivileged cricketers and sportspersons.
  • Cricket expert for various national T.V. and Radio, BBC Radio, NDTV, ETV, Doordarshan, Sahara Samay, etc.


Personal details:

Amikar is the son of Dr. P. Dayal, Ex-vice Chancellor and internationally renowned geographer. He is married to TV journalist Saadia Azim. They have a daughter Samarah. He stays at Rampur House, Rampur Road, Patna, in Bihar. He can be contacted at the following email ids and telephone numbers.
Telephone: +91 9835087248, +91 6200170436, +91 612 2673167
email: amikar67@yahoo.co.in


Other Team Members and Visitng Faculty: 

1. Amitabha Roy: First Class Cricketer-India X1, Right-hand batsman and right-arm medium bowling. 

2. Kawaljeet Singh: First Class is a former Indian first class crciketer and played for Hyderabad and Tamilnadu. He is one of the two players to have appeared in 100 matches for Hyderabad. He is a bowling coach for Hyderabad and is an assistant coach of Deccan Chargers.