Highly creative, entrepreneurial, self motivated with over six years of work experience. He has an excellent track record, and is acclaimed for turning around sport business.
Abhishek Shekhawat received his Coach accreditation by Cricket Australia in 2011. Abhishek is currently associated with Sports Education Development India Ltd. as General Manager – Franchisee & Game Development.
He is proficiently heading the Cricket Australia’s Cricket Education Program centres in India under Cricket India Academy. He is a qualified coach educator to train the coaches and plan the career path of players at grassroot level while finding better options of coaching and opportunities for them. With his passion to develop sports at grassroots level he ensures that highest standards of coaching and training are maintained for the players and increases and develops awareness and acceptance of the game within the community, clubs and schools.
After completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management from International Institute of Sports Management (IISM) in the year 2011 he developed various cricket properties for age group of five to 18 years. He successfully developed a tournament structure for Cricket Australia Program in India in 2010.
He was also the assistant Coach at National Level Camp in 2013, Coca-Cola Cricket Cup (an Inter-school grass root level cricket initiative to discover budding cricketing talent in the country). The tournament being played across 10 states in over 70 districts involving more than 12,500 young players from more than 850 schools. In 2014 he was Member of Selection Committee to select U-16 Coca Cola Team in 2014 which played three matches against Bangladesh U-16 team in Delhi.
Abhishek maintains a popular blog on sports and is passionate about teaching sports management, coaching, umpiring and game development and if often sought as a mentor.
- General Manager – Franchisee & Game Development
(Sports Education Development India Ltd.)
- Cricket Australia Accredited Coach
- Level 1 Umpire – Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
- Mumbai Cricket Association Umpire
- Rajasthan Cricket Association Umpire