19 FOR U-15 IN UAE

19 schools from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah will be taking part in a new U-15 Inter-School cricket tournament in April.

Aimed at identifying talent and streamlining cricket at grassroots level, the tournament is being organised by the Emirates Cricket Board at the Sharjah cricket stadium and Al Dhaid cricket village.

In line with its policy to encourage and motivate the promising youngsters, the Emirates Cricket Board will provide scholarships to top players in the tournament and is being supported by the Asian Cricket Council and local sponsors.

ECB Administrator Mazhar Khan says his board will spare no effort to ensure junior cricketers are exposed to a healthy-level of competition by creating further opportunities for them to showcase their skills.

Filed April 5 2007