Introduction of U15 age-group format by BCCI is a big boost for Women’s Cricket: Brigadier Gupta

Srinagar September 25 (KNS):  Keeping in view the rapidly growing popularity of Women’s Cricket across the length and breadth of the country, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to introduce a new format for the U-15 age group for women from the season 2022-23. According to BCCI, “This tournament is introduced to create a pathway for our youngsters which will help introduce fresh talent.” It would be worth mentioning that the BCCI is also planning to introduce the Women IPL the next season.

In a press release issued here today by Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association, the Sub-Committee has applauded the decision of the BCCI and appealed to young and budding women cricketers of Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh to grab this opportunity and display their talent. “Introduction of U-15 age group format for the women by the BCCI which will involve One Day matches will be a big boost for Women’s Cricket, particularly in remote territories like ours where the women players rarely get an opportunity to display talent at the national level. This will provide a solid platform for our youngsters to display their talent,” asserted Brig Anil Gupta, Member Administration, JKCA.

Subsequent to this welcome decision of the BCCI, the JKCA has decided to hold open trials simultaneously both at Jammu & Srinagar from 17 th October to 20 th October. “Girls in the age bracket of 13 to 15 years will be eligible to participate in the trials. Only those born between 1 st September 2007 and on or before 31 st August 2009 and are local residents are eligible for the trials,” informed Mr. Mithun Manhas, Member Cricket Operations and Development, JKCA. He further informed that players from Kargil and Ladakh can attend the trials at Jammu/Srinagar.

Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel65pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">Trials will commence at 10 AM on 17 th October at both venues. “In order to facilitate the players and for the smooth conduct of trials, JKCA has opened a new mail id., all players desirous of participating in the trials have to register themselves on this mail ID by 10 th October 2022,” informed Senior Advocate Sunil Sethi, another member of the Sub-Committee, JKCA.

It has been emphasised by JKCA that BCCI accepts only digitised birth certificates hence all players who do not possess the same must obtain the same from the relevant authority before registration. Hand-written birth certificates are not accepted by BCCI.

“While registering a player is required to include her bio-data, choice of place for trial, age including DOB, name of the school and class studying in, email ID, contact number, and address,” stated Brig Gupta. The documents to be attached with the registration mail include; digitised birth certificate, mark sheet from the School of the last three consecutive years, Aadhar Card, PAN Card, and passport-size photo. All incomplete applications will be rejected and not called for the trials, read the press release.(KNS)


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