The window for aspiring cricketers in India is all set to open as the Biggest Talent Hunt to be conducted in Chandigarh by Magpie Sports Group, one of India’s leading sports management companies based in Delhi.
“India is an ocean of cricketing talent but with limited opportunities to get exposure overseas. That is why a majority of budding, as well as aspiring Indian cricketers, face hurdles in this not-good-enough circumstances,” said Manish Chaudhary, chairman of Magpie Group, adding, “We want to provide a dynamic platform to get this much-needed exposure at an early stage through this talent hunt, so that going forward they can become truly world-class cricketers.”
The five-day (10-14 January 2019) talent hunt to be conducted at the Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh will witness who’s who of international biggies like Saqlain Mushtaq, the legendary Pakistani Spinner & Current England Spin Bowling Coach, Albie Morkel and Herschell Gibbs from South Africa; Darren Gough and Matthew Hoggard from England; and Kyle Mills from New Zealand to select the Top 48 talented cricketers.
These Top 48 cricketers – 16 in each batch – will go on a training tour to England, South Africa, and New Zealand where they will get a chance to train with a reputed club or academy for a month. This shall give them an opportunity to be signed by a club in the respective country based on their performance during the tour. The expenses for this tour will be fully paid in the form of scholarship by Magpie Sports Group.
The event is being digitally promoted and marketed by KreedOn.com, a sports media, and technology company working exclusively to boost sports in India.
Before the main camp in Chandigarh, Magpie will conduct trials across India in all the major cities and it is open to aspirants in the age group of 12-25 years. The best kids selected from these trials will get a chance to participate in the main selection camp in Chandigarh, where they will be judged by international scouts. The first trial will begin in Hyderabad on 28th October 2018 at 8:00 AM at B sports Cricket Academy in Madhapur and Adarsh Sports Club-Cricket and Tennis Academy in Bachupalli.
The registrations for the trial have started and can be done online on the websites of both the centers by making an online payment. Only a limited number of registrations can be done at the venue by paying cash. The next trials are to be held in Nagpur, Jammu and Pune on 10th, 18th and 24th November 2018. The company will be rolling out the full list of the trials in the coming days.