Former Jamaica and West Indies spinner Nikita Miller to open 4Milla Cricket Academy

By Sports Desk November 05, 2021

Former Jamaica and West Indies spinner, Nikita Miller is to open his cricket academy later this month.

The 4Milla Academy set to begin operations on Saturday, November 13, intends to target young boys and girls of ages five-18, helping them develop into the next set of young cricketers.

The Academy will be based at the Melbourne Cricket Club in Kingston.

“This is something I have been thinking about prior to my retirement. I want to give back and this is a progressive environment for the youngsters,” said Miller, who is currently pursuing the Level III Coaches course, coordinated by Cricket West Indies.

Once open, the academy will host sessions ranging from 60 - 90 minutes and will focus on three main groups of girls and boys. The beginners, five to 10 years old, will have one session starting at 9:30 am; while the intermediates and juniors, will have 90-minute sessions that start at 11:00 am.

Miller, 39, played one Test for the West Indies against Bangladesh in 2009 as well as 50 One Day Internationals and took 45 wickets after making his debut against Australia in July 2008. He played his last ODI for the West Indies against Afghanistan in March 2018.

However, it is at the First Class level that Miller shone brightest taking 538 wickets.

He is currently a part of the coaching staff of the Trinbago Knight Riders and works occasionally with the Jamaican team.

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