SGFI to launch talent hunt for cricket league
New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) The School Games Federation of India (SGFI) today announced the launch of a talent-hunt initiative for promotion of cricket at the grass-root level in the country.
The Indian School Players League Talent Hunt (ISPLTH) was launched by SGFI here.
The SGFI will deploy a talent scouting team, under whom youngsters in the 12-18 age groups will undergo trials at talent hunt camps in 16 States.
The selected youngsters will then represent their respective states in a school cricket league which will be held at Dubai International Stadium.
On this occasion, Mr Rajesh Mishra, Secretary-General of SGFI, and Chairman of Khelo India, Technical Committee,under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, said, "The ISPL is our first major initiative with the private sector to offer a grand platform for cricket at the grass root level, especially for youngsters in remote areas and underprivileged background."
The winning team and the runners-up will take home an attractive prize purse of Rs 3.1 million and Rs 1.1 million respectively, while the Most Valuable Player award winner will get an opportunity to play in Minor County cricket