The City Cricket Association U19 trials are underway in different cities of Central Punjab, Southern Punjab, and the areas of Northern Association that fall under Punjab Province. The trials began on 29th June and will be conducted till 10th June. The purpose of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is to prepare young talent ahead of polished Pakistan Cricket in the coming years.
The PCB received green signals from the provincial government to commence the halted cricketing activities. Implying the policies, the players who registered from 12-16 March are part of the ongoing CCA U19 trials. However, considering ‘their’ ease, the board has allowed the on-venue registration for those who could not register on the due dates. Notably, only those candidates are eligible to take part who were born on or after 1st September 2002 to 1st September 2006.
As posted officially by the PCB, the trials are currently underway in Mianwali, LCCA Cricket Ground, Okara, Chalwal, and Rawalpindi. All players were required to bring their original CNICs or B-Forms along with the printed copies of their registration forms.
Seeking the health threats in the country, the trials are under strict Covid-19 etiquette to secure the health and protection of everyone included. The applicants will be obligated to rigidly adhere to the following:
- No exchange of playing equipment, except the bat
- Maintain three-feet distance at all times
- Have your temperature checked before entering the venue
- No application of saliva on the ball
- Cover your face with a mask at all times, except when inside the boundary rope
- Don’t attend the trials in case of any Covid-19 symptoms
PCB prepares young talent via CCA U19 trials
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