Yesterday at the Sydney Cricket Ground media and guests gathered with Michael Clarke to launch the Michael Clarke Cricket Academy.

In creating the Academy his aim is to create a centre of excellence for young talented cricketers who want to take their game to the highest level. He believes the best way to achieve that is to show them how he prepares for his international games, both on and off the field. He has assembled a great coaching team to deliver his specially designed program in world-class facilities.

Successful applicants to the program will experience a 5-day camp, followed by ongoing contact with Michael.

The academy is proudly supported by Spartan Sports.

For more information visit michaelclarkeacademy.com.