Jay Naikwade – Junior Head Coach
Level II Coach from Cricket Australia
Jay Naikwade is currently playing cricket as a ‘Professional Player’ for Brampton Masters Cricket Club in Toronto & District League (T&D) elite division in Canada. He has completed ‘ICC Level 1coaching’ and works as a ‘Assistant Coach’ at the Canadian School of Cricket.
Jay started playing cricket at the early age of 7. He was born in Baroda, Gujarat, India and is coached by Ex-India Captain Sir D.K.Gaekwad. He is extremely dedicated to this game from a very young age. He possesses a very deep understanding of the game and has excelled at it swiftly. He is an excellent leader and his outstanding leadership qualities have enabled him to ‘Captain’ the Under 14, 16, 17, 19 and 22 teams for numerous years for Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) conducted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He played “A” grade local cricket tournaments representing Baroda and was a part of the ‘Ranji Trophy’ probable.
His love and passion for the game is evident from his various achievements throughout the years. He was called to play cricket as a ‘Professional Player’ in various states and cities in India, representing different corporate and teams such as Gujarat State Fertilizer Company (GSFC), Gujarat Glass, Gujarat Alkalies and Chemical Ltd (GACL), Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizer and Chemical Ltd (GNFC) and Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd (IPCL). He captained the Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemical Ltd. (GSFC) cricket team for the year 2007 and became the champion of the local League tournament.
Jay Naikwade had the opportunity to excel his skills and experience by playing with various international star players, such as, Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayidu, Yusuf Pathan, Parthiv Patel, Marvin Dillion, Kamran Akmal, Shikar Dhawan, Jeremy Lawson, Rizwan Cheema, and many more internationally recognized players. Furthermore, Jay Naikwade, through his hard work, dedication, and continues performance was highly recommended by players and coaches alike to represent brands, such as, SG, BDM, RS, and Matrrixx as a contracted sponsor player, and currently endorses the company Kings as a brand ambassador.
In the year 2010, he moved to Canada for pursuing his Diploma In Business Administration (FINANCE) and took keen interest in finding league to continue playing cricket. He soon became playing as a ‘Professional Player’ for Brampton Masters in the top level of cricket in CANADA . The ‘Dallas Premier League (DPL)’ invited him due to his outstanding performances. He represented the ‘Dallas Premier League’ and has been invited to play US Open as a professional player in the United States along with some different professional cricket clubs and Soon after he was invited to ‘West Indies’ to represent their club teams. He is a true cricketer and encourages kids of all ages to pursue their passion for cricket.