Srinagar, May 06: 812 players from Kashmir province and 705 from Jammu attended the talent hunt trials conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) on Friday, day one.
At GGM Science College Hostel Ground, Zone 4 for men (Jammu, Samba) and Zone 3 for women (Jammu, Samba, Kathua), a total of 114 Under-19 and 79 Under-16 boys took part in the trials, which were supervised by Amit Pal Singh, Sanjay Sharma, Inderjeet Singh and Harsh Nayyar, while 35 girls attended the trials, supervised by Payal Choudhary, Veena Sharma and Anita Gupta.
In Jammu province at Zone-1 (Men) which includes Poonch, Rajouri, Sunderbani and Nowshera, a total of 133 Under-19 boys took part in the Talent Hunt trials on day-1 today. The trials are being held at Sports Stadium Poonch under the supervision of Jagtar Singh, Surjeet Singh, Gurupratap Singh and Pawan Sharma.
In Jammu province Zone 4 (Women) which includes Rajouri and Poonch, 12 girls took part in the Talent Hunt trials at Sports Stadium Poonch, under the supervision of Pratibha Bhasin, Anju Gupta and Richa Trisal.
At Zone 2 (Men) which includes Reasi, Udhampur and Kathua, 96 boys participated in the trials at SMVD Sports Complex Katra, under the supervision of Ranjeet Bali, Rajesh Koul, Vivek Singh and Bharat Sharma, while trials of Zone 2 (Women) including Udhampur and Reasi were also held at the same venue under the supervision of Surabhi Dadheechi, Pooja Sharma and Madhu Bandral. 17 girls took part in the trials.
At Jammu province Zone 3 (Men) which included Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban, the Talent Hunt trials were held at PG Degree College Bhaderwah, under the supervision of Vikrant Taggar, Suresh Singh, Akshay Khajuria and Shafqat Malik. 211 boys took part in the trials, while at the same venue, which was Zone 1 for Jammu province women including Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar, 10 girls attended the trials, which were supervised by Madhu Sharma, Rajni Sharma and Anuradha Sharma.
In North Zone (Kashmir), which included Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, 258 boys and 6 girls took part, under the supervision of the Talent Hunt team namely Arshad Bhat, Fayaz Hazari, Shabir Kanth and Hilal Ahmad, while girls took part under the supervision of Masrat Ahad, Qurat-ul-an and Saima Rashid.
In South Zone, 311 boys and 40 girls attended the trials on day-1 today. The Talent Hunt team comprised of Irshad Hassan, Asif Jeelani, Obaid Haroon and Farooq Akhoon.
In Central Zone of Kashmir province, the Talent Hunt team included Manzoor Dar, Huwaid Ronga, Imran Haroon and Zahoor Sofi who held the trials wherein 182 boys and 15 girls took part.
For Kashmir division women, the Talent Hunt teams included Kounsar Ali, Ravinder Kour Parveen Akhtar (Central Zone); Masrat Ahad, Sumaya and Elizabeth Mumtaz (South Zone).
“A total of 812 boys and girls from Kashmir province and 705 boys and girls from Jammu province took part in these first of its kind Talent hunt trials. We are committed to promote cricket culture and make the system fair and selection process transparent,” claimed Anil Gupta, Member Administrator JKCA.