FCB announces the dates for the trials
Cricket legends Muttiah Muralitharan, Chris Gayle, Zaheer Khan and Praveen Kumar to mentor the players
Ferit Cricket Bash, India’s first independent cricket league for amateur players, today announced the dates of its preliminary trials for Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Noida trials will take place from April 5th to 7th at JBM Global School, Sector 132, Noida. Participants can carry their cricket gear/kits, though a proper kit will be provided to them at the venue in case they are unable to get their own. A jury comprising renowned Ranji players and certified coaches will select the best players among the participants. The selected players will further compete in the next round (Phase 2 clinics) to ensure their place in the badge team of their respective state.
FCB is all set to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to amateur cricketers above the age of 15 years to fulfill their dreams. After rigorous sessions of trials and short-listing processes, the selected candidates become member of one of the 16 teams. These selected players will not only get a platform to showcase their talent in a national stadium but will also get proper training and coaching from professionals and experts. Cricket legends Muttiah Muralitharan, Chris Gayle, Zaheer Khan and Praveen Kumar will mentor the players. The matches will be aired live on a leading sports channel. The winning team will also get a chance to play in a local club tournament in Australia.
Zaheer Khan, former Indian Cricketer and Mentor at FCB said, “I welcome all the participants for trials and wish them good luck for this opportunity. The journey of a lifetime is all set to start and I am excited to watch all the players coming up with extraordinary skills.”
Sunil Shetty, the co-founder of FCB said, “All the best to all players. We are really excited to receive such a tremendous response. I am sure that we will witness incredible talent among these participants. The league will not only provide a brilliant opportunity to amateur cricketers but will also be extremely entertaining for people across country.”
Jasmeet Bhatia, the co-founder of FCB said, “It reminds me the time when I started my journey as a cricketer. I played at the state level and I can totally connect with the situation that amateurs face. I wanted to gift this league to all the cricket aspirants so that they can get a chance to showcase their skills. With the start of trials, my greatest dream will come true.”
Mitesh Sharma, the co-founder of FCB said, “We hope to discover many passionate amateur cricketers with amazing talent. The league is turning stones for amateur players and we will ensure all possible amenities and support to let them live their dreams.”
India is a country passionate about cricket and many Indians have a dream to play as a professional cricketer. There are many who may have the best of talent but are occupied with their daily lives, there are many youngsters waiting for a break to show their skill set and hone it at the same time. Bridging this ever unnoticed gap, FCB has ignited a spark in the hearts of cricket lovers out there by presenting them with a first of its kind opportunity to experience professional level cricket.