Those who play tennis ball cricket can shine in the inaugural Indian Street Premier League (ISPL) T-10 Cricket Championship to be held in Mumbai from March 2 to 5, 2024, involving teams from six cities take part.
ISPL selection committee HOD Jatin Paranjpe said the selection will be held in the last week of January to select around 350 players from the six cities based on videos uploaded by candidates for tennis ball cricket.
“From our experience, we can easily see who has the potential to reach the next level from the video,” he said, adding that the BCCI had nothing to do with it.
There is no age limit, but every city team should have at least one player under the age of 19. “As tennis ball cricket is very popular in rural areas, we expect our talent scouting team to achieve our first target of tapping the two-tier cities,” Paranjpe said. The base price of each player in the ISPL auctions will be ₹3 lakh and the maximum price will be ₹50 lakh, he said.
“The selection is being overseen by Pravin Amre (former Indian cricketer) and myself and we are confident that the ISPL will be a perfect platform for anyone who wants to make it big and they have great examples in Mohd Siraj from this city. Umesh Yadav and even Umran Malik from Jammu and Kashmir,” Paranjpe said.
Former cricketer SK Kamaruddin, who is also involved in the ISPL, said that all tennis ball players have the talent and skills to make it big. Players can visit “www.ispl-T-20.com” for more details.