Renowned Bollywood star and sports fanatic Suniel Shetty, cricketing legend Zaheer Khan, and buyers extraordinaire Jasmeet Bhatia and Mitesh Sharma, at present introduced the launch of Ferit Cricket Bash (FCB), India’s first nationwide cricket league for newbie cricketers. FCB will characteristic 16 groups representing varied areas of the nation. Registration is open to gamers who’re 15+ years, and the very best performers will likely be chosen, topic to an intensive 22-city expertise search. The league goals to uncover probably the most gifted and passionate newbie cricketers from throughout the nation.
FCB is an thrilling endeavour aimed toward encouraging the nation’s cricket lovers to pursue their desires of enjoying competitively by giving them an enormous platform to showcase their expertise. After two intense choice rounds involving a number of thousand aspiring cricketers throughout a number of cities in India, the ultimate 224 gamers will likely be divided into 16 groups. These groups, which will likely be mentored by internationally famend cricketing legends and main coaches from throughout India, will then compete with one another in an thrilling 15-over a facet format. Each shortlisted participant will obtain a participation charge of INR 1 lakh together with thrilling money rewards for the successful groups. The high 14 performers of FCB will likely be given a once-in-a-lifetime alternative to characterize the FCB All Stars Team and take part in an area membership degree event in Australia.
The launch ceremony was hosted by emcee Gaurav Kapoor and graced by a few of the most iconic names in cricket resembling Zaheer Khan, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chris Gayle, and Praveen Kumar. Industrialists Jasmeet Bhatia and Mitesh Sharma, co-founders and promoters of FCB additionally said that a couple of extra worldwide cricketing icons would probably be signed on as mentors for the upcoming season of FCB.
Suniel Shetty, co-founder of Ferit Cricket Bash mentioned, “Movies and cricket are two unifying elements in our nation, and as a sports fanatic, I’m most excited to launch FCB in partnership with Zaheer, Jasmeet and Mitesh. There is not any dearth of ardour for cricket in India, and it’s virtually a faith for us. Even at my age, I look ahead to the chance of enjoying a sport of cricket no matter whether or not it’s on a movie set or within the lane outdoors my home. Our endeavour with FCB is to carry younger and previous ‘ziddi’s’ collectively on a nationwide scale, and let the cricketing fervour take over. Although FCB is for newbie cricketers, the enjoyment and satisfaction of representing your metropolis or state will push you to go that additional mile, and that’s the essence of what we’re creating right here. Cricket is a lifestyle for a majority of us, and probably the most passionate ones deserve the possibility to know what it looks like to stay the sport.
Zaheer Khan, Cricket legend and co-founder of FCB mentioned, “I began my journey amongst lots of of different cricket lovers, and most of us had nothing, however our love for the sport that saved us going. It was the alternatives I had whereas collaborating in native tournaments again dwelling that later enabled me to characterize my nation. Therefore, I most positively realise the worth of a chance given to newbie gamers, particularly these with humble beginnings. Many passionate cricketers we’ll encounter throughout our search might not aspire to turn into skilled gamers, however at FCB, it gained’t cease them from fulfilling their want of changing into part of a staff, having their names on their jerseys, enjoying on stunning grounds throughout India or having their associates and households rooting for them, whereas the nation watches. That is the USP of FCB, and I’m very proud to be related to Suniel Anna, Jasmeet and Mitesh. I look ahead to encouraging and partaking with India’s most gifted cricketers.”
Tavinderjit Singh Panesar, President of DSport Business, the official broadcasting accomplice of FCB added, “Cricket is India’s most cherished sport. The heart and dedication that the country’s millions of amateur players show – whether it is in the gullies of Mumbai, or the fields of Punjab – is truly incredible. FCB’s idea of supporting these amateur and talented cricket players in such a meaningful and exciting manner is genuinely brilliant, and we are thus elated to associate with stalwarts like Suniel, Zaheer, Jasmeet and Mitesh for this venture. We are certain that the passion these young men display on and off the field will resonate strongly with audiences across India.”
The Ferit Cricket Bash goes to be performed in July/August 2019. However, registrations and the next choice course of for Phase 1 will start on 20th December 2018.