Gautam Gambhir Aims To Start A T20 Cricket Tournament In East Delhi With 10 Constituencies

Updated - 08 Aug 2021, 09:27 PM

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Former India opening batsman Gautam Gambhir plans to stage a new T20 tournament in Delhi. The competition will constitute ten constituencies of East Delhi at the upgraded Yamuna Sports Express. After retiring from international cricket in 2018, aged 37, Gambhir entered the political world and works as a cricket expert occasionally.

Recognized as the East Delhi Premier League, the competition would have three selectors, who have played at the international level. Teams from the constituencies – Jangpura, Okhla, Trilokpuri, Kondli, Patparganj, Laxmi Nagar, Vishwas Nagar, Shahdara, Krishna Nagar and Gandhi Nagar – would be selected after the trials.

Gautam Gambhir revealed that the age group would be 17 to 36 years. The 41-year old underlined that players have to undergo trials and that international cricketers would also be in contention for selection. Gambhir also ensured transparency and conceded only residents of the constituency are eligible to represent the teams.

“The age criteria will be between 17 and 36 years. Trials would be held, and international-level players would select players from each constituency… transparency would be ensured in these trials and only people who are residents of the constituency can represent the teams,” Gambhir told The Indian Express.

The idea is to give good cricketing experiences to people of the constituency: Gautam Gambhir

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Gautam Gambhir (Image Credit: Twitter)

Gautam Gambhir aims to entertain the people of the constituency with good cricketing experiences. Hence, he hopes that talented players with a lack of facilities do not go unnoticed and are groomed correctly.

“The idea is to give good cricketing experiences to people of the constituency. In the process, if we find talented players whose potential has gone unnoticed due to lack of facilities, they would be further groomed,” he added.

Each team would go under the hammer fixing a base price and the money generated from the sponsors would be utilized to provide facilities to players.

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