akash (1280×1199)

Akash Christian appointed Birkenhead’s club manager and player/coach

The Birkenhead City Cricket Board is proud to announce the appointment of Akash Christian to the position of Club Manager. This season is the first that a full-time Club Manager has been employed by BCCC and the board is looking forward to the extended possibilities this role will provide the club.

One of Akash’s primary roles will be ensuring that the significant growth seen in the number of Have-a-Go and Kiwi cricketers last year is reflected in the players having the best possible experience this season. There will be a big focus on ensuring all players have the skills to enjoy the game to its fullest, at whatever level.

Akash, a familar face from BCCC’s Premier squad as one of our leading batsmen, brings a unique skill set with a strong grounding in financial management and sports management.  This year he will also be the Premier squad’s head coach and player, after ably stepping up halfway through last season.

Akash played first-class and List A cricket in India for five years until 2007 and also played club cricket in the UK for 10 years.

Sabina Croll, last year’s club manager, is taking on the new role of Community Liaison.  This is an important role providing a link between the club and local schools in the area.

The Board is looking forward to working closely with both Akash and Sabina this season.  Email is office@birkenheadcricket.co.nz , club number is 480 5920 and Akash’s mobile is 022 394 9579.

Andrew Gale