Pro Star League, an under-16 cricket tournament which aims to identify and nurture talent at the grassroots, has begun the hunt for the best upcoming cricketers through a national-level mentorship camp. The camp in Kolkata began on 27th April and was on till the 11th of May, under the tutelage of The Sourav Ganguly Foundation. The legend himself was present to train the players and teach them the nuances of cricket.
Twenty-four teams from the four zones – north, south, east, west, qualified for the mentorship phase. The city phase level of the league was simultaneously contested in 10 cities (Mumbai, Jaipur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bengaluru) where over 900 schools battled for an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by legends such as Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, VVS Laxman and Zaheer Khan.
Pro Star League was formed with a vision to get students back to the playground and develop sport at the grassroots. Founded by two sports enthusiasts – Pooja Mody and Neeraj Lulla, the league is built around the philosophy of ‘catching them young’.
Schools from Kolkata who qualifiedfor the camp were– National High School, LMET International School, Ratnakar North Point School, National Gems Higher Secondary School, St. Thomas’ Boys’ School and Rammohan Mission High School.
The mentors will select the top eight teams at the end of the camps in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Delhi, who will compete for the Pro Star League title, by heading into the national rounds. Top talent from the camp will also be scouted for the 2018 World School Cricket Cup.
The finals of Pro Star League will be aired on Star Sports.
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