Spotting cricket talent in the gullies

21 Oct,2011

By A Correspondent

Cricket is one game that forms part of the Indian DNA. Every by lane across the country has its own khiladis with local superstars known for their cricketing prowess. IPL has taken the game a few steps ahead with new heroes lining the landscape. Entertainment is the name of the game.

However, the fact of the matter is that for every 1,000 excellent cricketers, maybe just one gets the chance to play professionally. Hidden in somewhere within this milieu is another Kapil Dev or Sachin Tendulkar.  This is a platform to spot just this prodigal talent lurking in the shadows.

Over the past two years, Reasonable Communications has launched this platform in a few cities in India. Today, the Dainik Bhaskar Group and Reasonable Communications have joined hands in an effort to make it bigger.

Dainik Bhaskar Group, the country’s largest media house with a presence in 13 states and publishing 64 editions, has a firm belief in this latent talent across the country. The Dainik Bhaskar Group believes that it can leverage its extensive presence across the country and unearth the best cricketing talent who can then be groomed as ‘Gen Next’ for India.

This mega cricketing talent hunt will be the largest both in terms of geographical reach and players involved. The T-10 Gully Cricket initiative reaches 250 districts across 16 states, to touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of aspiring cricketers. Watched by experts with a keen eye for talent, the shortlisted players will first play for state honours and then national honours.

The stage is now set for Gully Cricket to become a frenzy, because it reaches out to those far-flung and mofussil areas where playing with a leather ball is just a dream. Not any more.

One unique dimension of the T-10 Gully Cricket is that no cricketer who has played first class cricket or even club cricket can be a part of the selection process or play for any team. This ensures that only new talent gets an opportunity to display their skills.

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  1. Deepeshsharma86 says:

    tell me plz how i’ll apply for the trial procedure, plz send me details, my id is deepeshsharma86@yahoo.co.in