HPCA to hold trials for selection of under-12 players

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dharamsala
  • Updated: Jan 08, 2015 19:34 IST

The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) for the first time will be holding a trial for budding cricket players under age group of 12.

“The trial will be held at Indira Stadium in Una on January 18 and selected players will undergo intense coaching in a camp under the guidance of qualified and experienced coaches,” said a HPCA spokesperson.

Players born on or after September 1, 2003 would be eligible for the trials and should be bonafide Himachali and studying in Himachal Pradesh at least one year prior to seeking registration. The trials would be conducted by a 7 member experienced faculty, the spokesperson added.

Meanwhile, HPCA chief and Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur in a statement issue here said, “The focus is on to find young talent and groom them scientifically and systematically to build a powerful team for the future.”

“We are the only association in the country that has taken up an initiative for the young and raw talent available in the country, who don't get the opportunity to prove themselves because of lack of grooming and proper coaching,” he said.

He said the HPCA was committed in making Himachal a powerhouse of cricketing talent and this trials for under-12 players was another step in this direction.

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