Budding women cricketers across TN have now got a reason to feel happy!!
On Monday, 8th May 2023, TNCA or Tamil Nadu Cricket Association announced the launch of a talent scout programme for women cricketers in the state. Beginning from 13th May, the talent scout programme would go on till 21st May in as many as in 37 districts in TN.
For unearthing hidden talent in the districts in the state, TNCA has established a talent scout wing having many former first class cricketers and coaches etc of both men and women.
The talent scout programme would be covering several important districts in TN such as the Nilgris, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Namakkal, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Madurai, Theni, Karur, Dindigul, Cuddalore, Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Thirupathur, Vellore, Ranipet, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Thiruvallur, Kanniyakumari, Tenkasi, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Ramanathapuram, Sivagangai, Pudukottai, Trichy, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Kallakurichi, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Thiruvarur and Thanjavur .
It must be noted that the players must be above the age of 13 and those selected would undergo camps at the respective venues. An inter-district cricket tournament would be held after 9 months and it would be based on the coaches feedback. Point is that 20 to 25 players, if found very good, would be called to Chennai . It is worthy to note that the selected players would be pooled with the present 6 teams in the Freyer`s Cup and a final bunch of players would be created to form 6/7/8 teams to take part in this year`s Freyer Tournament in one day or T20 format.