Ian Pont launched Mavericks Cricket Institute (MCI) in 1993 using Advanced Biomechanics Speed & Accuracy Training methods (ABSAT). Ian is a pioneer in this field and has spent decades researching and developing the mechanics and drills needed for pace and accuracy.
"I started out in 1993 offering coaching courses that gave money back if you didn't bowl faster on the speed gun!” - Ian Pont
Ian has had the pleasure of working with some top international cricketers including Dale Steyn, Shoaib Akthar, Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright, Grant Elliott, Nathan McCullum, Ahmed Shezad, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Umar Gul, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Abhimanyu Mithun, Harshal Patel, Mohit Sharma, Sakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Andy & Grant Flower, Darren Gough, Amit Mishra, Kieron Pollard, Imran Nazir, Azhar Mahmood, Saeed Ajmal and Shahid Afridi.
- Bowling Coach for Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) in India
- Assistant Head Coach to Quetta Gladiators, Finalists in the Pakistan Super League 2016 (PSL)
- Founder of Ultimate Pace Foundation in India
- Head Coach to the Dhaka Gladiators, leading the team to victory in 2012 & 2013 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)
- Coach and consultant for Ranji Trophy Team, Haryana CA in India
- Bowling Coach to Bangladesh
- Head Coach to International Pro Camp in South Africa
- Netherlands Bowling Coach/Assistant Head Coach
- Essex CCC and Northamptonshire CCC Bowling Coach
- ECB National Skills Set Coach
- Coached at 3 ICC World Cup Campaigns
To work with Ian please email email@example.com
Ian started his cricket career as an opening Batsman for England U19 and Nottinghamshire CCC. Then switched to pace bowling joining Essex CCC as a fast bowler.
Ian was known for his ‘throwing arm’ and threw the second longest recorded throw of all time – a mammoth 138 yards (126.18m or 414 feet). Ian also had professional baseball trials as a pitcher with 6 Major League Teams in 1987. Clocking speeds around 100 mph, Ian is the only modern professional cricketer to play in a professional baseball match.
“The role of bowling coach has evolved beyond recognition over the last 20 years and is now pivotal for player development within three playing formats and domestic T20 leagues. Coaches should be experts in bowling actions, be adept at using video analysis and learn how to up-skill their bowlers” - Ian Pont