Jazz Pakistan and Lahore Qalandars partnership has grown even after the successful edition of first ever cricket league of Pakistan, PSL. The Pakistan super league franchise, has announced a cricket talent hunt for budding cricketers in Punjab. The trials will be conducted by Lahore Qalandars mentors, Aqib Javed and Muddassar Nazr with support from Jazz Pakistan.
#JazzRisingStars press conference held in Lahore on 16th of August. It was a grand affair with the launch of the Rising star TVC featuring Umar Akmal and mentors. Being a young & passionate Pakistani player, Umar Akmal is the best choice for the face of the campaign.
#JazzRisingStars talent hunt comprises of 3 stages after which two talented players will be given a chance of a lifetime to play in the squad of Lahore Qalandars during PSL 2017. Yes!! You read that right. Two players from grass root level will directly be reaching an international standard cricket tournament (PSL), representing Lahore qalandars. This is a huge opportunity for cricketing talent in Punjab.
#JazzRisingStars Talent Hunt Details:
Who can participate?
Anybody from the eight districts of Punjab having a Jazz or warid SIM can come to the trials happening in eight cities of Punjab, namely:
- Bahawalpur and
- Dera Ghazi Khan.
The trials will begin from 26th August,2016. Find below the schedule of #JazzRisingStars Trials and mark your calendars. Don’t forget to get the resistance forms from Jazz outlets and fill them before going to the trials.
This stage is going to be a month long exercise as per above trial schedul to select talented young cricketers across Punjab. Aqib Javed and Muddassar Nazr will be assisting the proceedings. 16 players will be selected from each city for #JazzRisingStars tournament.
The selected players from each city will then play as a team against each other and fight for #JazzRisingStars trophy. Top batsman and Bowler will have the opportunity to play in PSL 2017 as official Lahore Qalandars player. Can’t get better than this.
On the basis of performance 30 players will be shortlisted for training at a development Academy by Lahore Qalandars. They’ll be sent to Australia to train under qualified trainers and staff of Big bash league champions, Sydney thunders.
Jazz Rising Stars is a huge platform for young cricketers to grab a place in PSL squad. The Trials will be held from 26th August to 24th September followed by Jazz Rising Stars tournament from 1st October.