NTSN Cricket Tournament creates awesome opportunity for schoolboys: Chetan Sharma
Sonipat, August 10, 2016: As many as 15 States will vie for honours in the inaugural National Talent Search and Nurture cricket tournament, conducted by the School Sports Promotion Foundation (SSPF) in association with the Sports Authority of India. The national tournament will be played here from Aug 12 and will climax at the Bharatnagar ground in Delhi on Aug 22.
SSPF Cricket Council Chairman, former India cricketer Chetan Sharma says he is excited by the tremendous success of the tournament. “Nearly 12,500 schoolboys from more than 800 schools across the country took part in the tournament. The boys have come through the process of playing for their schools and their district teams before being picked for the State teams,” he said. “It creates awesome opportunity for the schoolboys to play a structured, well-organised tournament.”
“Such a project has never been attempted, let alone achieved, in our vast country,” said SSPF Chairman Om Pathak. “With close to 2000 school teams registering to play football and cricket in the inaugural year, the enthusiasm across the nation has been palpable. With the end of the first season in sight, we are able to joyously look at the progress of cricket and football under the aegis of the SSPF in partnership with the Sports Authority of India.”
The 15 teams will play league games in four venues in Sonipat, including the PM Group of Institutions, the Swarnaprastha Public School, DPS Public School and OP Jindal University.