Kolkata: Gautam Gambhir along with Sports Technology firm Funngage.com today launched nation-wide program for cricket scholarship called 'FG PowerPlayer', the first of its kinds for sports in India.
Through this program, boys and girls in the age group of 12-24 years will get a fully paid for cricket development scholarship with a three-week of training camp in Perth, Australia at Guildford Grammar, under the guidance of former South African Test cricketer, HD Ackerman.
The selection will happen through an absolutely transparent method of assessment. Stage 1 will be done through video based trials with each participating cricketer getting full HD videos of their performance along with the report card highlighting the scores for each attribute of their skills and improvement areas.
It is a pan India initiative and after successfully conducting trials in Delhi, Noida, Meerut, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune, Patna and Ranchi, the sports platform ? Funngage.com is now starting with the West Bengal leg with Kolkata being the first city to start with.
Kolkata trials will begin from Janaury 21, 22 at Yards Sports School Ground, formally known as Videocon Cricket Ground, adjacent to Dhaka International bus terminus.The Cricket Scholarship will be given for five years.(UNI)