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Wednesday September 20, 2017 02:32 AM

Cricket gets reality show

Cricket gets reality show
Dignitaries of Bangladesh Cricket Board and Gazi Group are present during the launching ceremony of the Gazi Tyres Cricketers Hunt on Thursday

The primary selection will start from Chittagong on September 1 then move to Sylhet Mymensingh, Barisal, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Dhaka

Bangladesh’s first television cricket reality show, called the Gazi Tyres Cricketers Hunt will start from September 1 in eight divisions of the country. The talent hunt was officially launched on Thursday at a local hotel in Dhaka.

The primary selection process will start from Chittagong on September 1 then move to Sylhet Mymensingh, Barisal, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Dhaka which will end on September 29.

Those interested to participate in the competition can find the registration form online at Gazi Tyres Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GaziTyresBD).

There is also facility for spot registration. Those only above 15 years and have no experience in playing in any Dhaka based league will be eligible to participate in the competition.

Gazi TV will televise the whole contest as a reality show conducted by coach Mohammad Salauddin, also Gazi Group Cricketers’ director of coaching.

The primarily selected players, which could be up to 80, from the eight divisions will first be fine-tuned by former national cricketers and coaches at the BKSP.

From there the top 20 or 25 contestants will get selected who will be awarded a four-year long contract. The cricketers here will be trained and groomed and make them emerge as proper cricketers. The top contestants and will also be awarded a yearlong Gazi Golam Dastagir Scholarship.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) vice-president Mahbub Anam, chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury, game development chairman Khaled Mahmud, Gazi Group director Gazi Golam Ashria and Gazi Group executive director M Salauddin were present during the launching ceremony.

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