Talent hunt in UAE, ILT20 organize camp in Dubai

In their quest to discover and nurture home-grown talent in the UAE while providing an opportunity to aspiring cricketers from Pakistan and India as well, the Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence (YSCE) High-Performance Camp with the Champ – a collaborative effort of Dubai Sports Council, SSF and supported by the ILT20, was organised in Dubai last week.
Fostering inclusivity, the week-long camp provided Under-16 and Under-19 cricketers an equal platform to develop their skills. Both male and female participants competed together, promoting diversity and fairness.

The camp commenced on 13th May with three days dedicated to intensive training followed by four days of competitive matches, culminating in the final showdown at the prestigious Dubai International Stadium on Sunday, 19th May. As part of the initiative, five standout players will be given the privilege of serving as net bowlers during Season 3 of ILT20.
This would be the third edition of this concept, envisioned by SSF, and will soon be launched as a six-part cricket reality series. With the presence of legendary cricketers Yuvraj Singh, Imran Tahir along with UAE national cricket team coach Lalchand Rajput and hosted by popular anchor Rannvijay Singha the series promises to be an unforgettable experience for the participants and a thrilling watch for all cricket lovers all around the world.

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin attended the event finale last Sunday at the DIS – one of the ILT20 venues.

Lauding the efforts to develop cricket in the UAE, including the ILT20, Azharuddin said, “There are a lot of opportunities in UAE now, including the ILT20 which is imperative for cricket to grow, more importantly they are providing facilities for cricketers. When I was playing, there was only Sharjah but now there are facilities in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman and many more. UAE will also feature in the Asia Cup, which is great for cricket in the country.