JK to host first North Zone cricket tourney
U-14, 19 SELECTION TRIALS IN FULL SWING
Srinagar Aug 7: Scores of boys are exhibiting their skills in batting and bowling as Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association has kick started week long selection trials for Under-14 North Zone cricket tournament and U-19 National Tournament.
Around 80 budding cricketers are vying for their berth in each category in the selection trials which started from August 5 simultaneously at SK cricket stadium and at SP College Ground. For U-14 North Zone cricket tournament, the selection trials are conducted at SK Stadium-B while as for U-19, the trials are underway at SP College ground. The selections trials for both will continue up to August 15. Bilal Ahmad and Irshad Ahmad are supervising the selection trials for U-14 category at SK Cricket Stadium ground. The trials are also underway in Jammu.
In all, 15 players will be selected in each province both in U-14 and U-19 category. The team of 15 boys will be formed after the players from both Jammu and Kashmir provinces undergo final selection trials.
It is for the first that the JKCA will host the North Zone U-14 cricket tournament the dates of which will be finalized soon. The tournament will feature teams from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal and J&K of the North Zone.
“The U14 North Zone tournament is aimed at improving the standard of the cricket at grass root level,” said Joint Secretary JKCA Ghulam Mohammad Bhat.
The U14 tournament will be a two day format match with each innings of 80 overs.
“If there is no outright decision, the winner will be decided on the basis of first innings lead,” said Bhat.
The U-19 team will participate in the national level one day and four day tournament.
“First the team will play in one day tournament and then they have to participate in four day tournament. The tournament will be played at zonal level,” informed Bhat.
There has been huge response to the selections trials this year indicating the growing interest of young boys in cricket.
“These tournaments will highlight the talent. It will encourage the budding players to play cricket which will give us good results,” said Bhat.
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