Several Lucknow cricket academy help coach and unlock the cricketing potential in many young enthusiasts of the game. Even those who cannot afford the fees are helped with stipends and scholarships. These academies organise regular matches and prepare the young players to reach the next level and they include Lucknow Cricket Hostel, Abhijeet Sinha Cricket Academy, Drona Cricket Academy and Naqvi Cricket Academy. Even the disabled can participate in cricket in Lucknow. The Indian Cricket Federation for the Disabled organizes regular matches, some of which are played in the city.
The Lucknow Cricket Hostel has been at the forefront of cricket coaching in the city. It has groomed players of the caliber of Suresh Raina and R.P. Singh. The Abhijeet Sinha Academy at Wazir Hasan Road is one of the oldest academies in the city. Its wards have played for Uttar Pradesh, other states and Indian Railways. Apart from cricket coaching, the players are trained in physical fitness and made mentally strong. The Naqvi Cricket Academy is unique in the sense that it grooms players totally free of cost and they play well they are given a sum of money.
Best cricket coaching in Lucknow takes place on several grounds in the city. Apart from the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College ground, cricket is played at the RDSO Stadium, Chowk Stadium, University Ground and mini stadiums in Gomti Nagar and Rajajipuram, Maharishi Vidya Mandir ground, Rafa-e-Aam ground in Wazirganj and Awad Tiger cricket ground. Matches are played in K.D. Singh Babu Stadium, LDA Stadium and Dr. Akhilesh Dasgupta Stadium.