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Participation in domestic tourney mandatory for selection in national teams: JKCA

CricketNewsParticipation in domestic tourney mandatory for selection in national teams: JKCA
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Srinagar, April 27: The participation of players of all age groups (men and women) in various cricket tournaments to be held by Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) after talent hunt process this season is must for selection of the players to represent Jammu and Kashmir in BCCI’s tournaments for 2022-23 season, Brig Anil Gupta, Member-Administration JKCA, informed on Thursday.

He was reviewing arrangements for JKCA’s Talent Hunt programme to be followed by tournaments in different age groups for both men and women.

“As already circulated Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association wil be holding first of its kind ‘Talent Hunt Programme’ from May 6, 2022, which will be followed by a series of tournaments in various age groups for men and women, to begin with Under-19 girls tournament from May 15, 2022,” he said.

“There was a custom, system or you may call it a practice that some prominent players used to attend the nets straightway for final selection. And that custom needs to be stopped once and for all. This time no player will be selected without participating in JKCA’s domestic tourney. Participation of players in domestic tournament is mandatory for selection,” Gupta added.

He said that for bringing transparency in selection and making the system healthier, you need to take such steps.

“JKCA is committed to promote cricket culture and improve standard of this gentleman’s game,” Gupta claimed.

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