Ashok Malhotra to mentor youth at the youth cricket championship

NEW DELHI: Indian Cricketers' Association ( ICA ) boss Ashok Malhotra , along with three others, will offer online tutorials on the Junior cricket Championships, an initiative that aims to provide club-level exposure to children ages 8 to 18 through a talent search.

The program, which launched online Tuesday, is being run by Seven3Sports, a sports company, and features former cricketers. Chetan Sharma Malhotra and Surinder Khanna along with Dronacharya award coach Dr. Sanjay Bhardwaj as mentors.

I am so excited to be a part of this cause driven platform as a mentor and eager to help young cricketers achieve their dreams through JCC Malhotra, also a former Indian cricket player and national coach, said.

Children's safety is of utmost importance to us at JCC and we are re-defining the cricket with social distancing, sanitization and various safety measures for coaching, practice and live matches after the lockdown, besides engaging them online, added Bhardwaj said.

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The initiative aims to create 100 private clubs across the country for children ages 8-18 in three age segments.

JCC plans to engage them on an integrated platform and promises to be the largest online cricketing community with a reach of over 66 cities across India, the company stated.