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CricketPerformance in upcoming tournaments vital for national selection: JKCA

Srinagar, May 12: Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) on Thursday said that the performance of players in the tournaments after talent hunt would be recorded and considered as yardstick for the selection in upcoming state-level BCCI-organised events.

The series of cricket tournaments in twin divisions of the Jammu and Kashmir will begin with Under-19 Women’s Cup on May 15, 2022 and the inaugural ceremony of the same will be held in the evening (6 pm onwards) on May 14 at GGM Science College Hostel Ground, Jammu.

“The probable selected in Talent Hunt trials from all eight zones across the Union Territory have been divided into five teams each in both divisions. The performance of the players in these matches will be recorded based on which further shortlisting will be done to select J&K team for representing the UT in the tournaments to be held under the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Performance in these matches is very important,” said Anil Gupta, Member-Administration JKCA.

He claimed the Talent Hunt teams had done a fabulous job in tapping talent in every nook and corner of the Union Territory, adding that it is up to the selected probable now to showcase their skill in the tournaments and impress selectors to get their nod.

The Under-19 Women’s Cup will be followed by the tournaments in Under-19 Men, Under-23 Men, Senior Women and Senior Men.

Meanwhile, the Talent Hunt trials of Under-19 Women, Under-19 Men, Under-23 Men and Senior Women have been completed, while the trials for Senior Men are in progress across the UT.

Around 8,000 cricketers in different age groups took part in the Talent Hunt trials, among which 650 Cricketers have been shortlisted by the Talent Hunt teams, who are further being divided into six teams of men’s category in each group and five teams in women’s category of each group.

Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space will be Chief Guest on the opening ceremony, which will be held from 6 to 7:30 pm on May 14 at GGM Science College Hostel Ground, Jammu.

The Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has invited all the ex-cricketers, cricket enthusiasts and the parents of participating players for the inaugural ceremony to grace the occasion.

The Association has also advised all participating players and officials to report at the venue on May 14 at sharp 5 pm. The Association has requested the guests to be seated by 5:30 pm.

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