Young boys from all over the capital will bear the sizzling summer heat for the next few days as they take part in the trials for the Delhi U-14 team at the Ferozshah Kotla ground. They will hope to make the initial shortlist of 100 first before making it to the probables' list.
However, what these hopefuls --- up to 1,000 could turn up --- don't know is the process itself is uncertain as it is caught in an ego clash between the Delhi and District Cricket Association's (DDCA) sports committee, which announced the trials, and its opponents.
On Sunday, DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan sent out a notice that the camp has been postponed due to "unavoidable circumstances".
On whose orders?
"I am acting on the order of the general secretary," he said. "The sports committee didn't take the approval of the executive committee. We'll meet on June 18 or 19 and announce fresh dates."
Sports Secretary Sunil Dev, however, said the camp will go ahead as planned. "The Delhi High Court has allowed the sports committee to conduct cricketing activities and so has the president, Arun Jaitley. We have informed the executive committee and the general secretary."
General Secretary, Sneh Bansal, did not respond to calls. It remains to be seen how this latest clash in the DDCA plays out.