New York Under-23 cricketers will swing into action from this weekend as the first of three Saturdays of trials are scheduled to get cracking to identify the area squad for the upcoming Tri State competition.
Following the resurgence of the Tri State Cricket Development Inc. organization, this year the focus will be on the 50 and 20 overs formats.
As a result the Kingsgrove Cricket Ground, at Seaview Ave. & 88th St. facility in Brooklyn will be flooded with enthusiastic youngsters, expected to saturate the atmosphere with energy following the winter break, as they seek to break into the New York 50 overs team from Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
The action will continue the following two weekends after which the Region’s team will be selected to battle New Jersey and Connecticut in June and July. Later in the year the T20 series will be held in August.
But for now all the attention will be on Gateway as cream of the crop including Akshay Homraj, Trevis Ross, Randall Wilson, Derick Narine and Jameel Jackson among other players are expected to set the facility ablaze.
Players will be tested in batting, bowling and fielding skills in a purely workout type setting on Saturday and the following one, May 19. The best 24 will eventually play a game which will determine the final squad of 14, on the final Saturday, May 26.
Bowl off time 10 am each day and players are required to show up with proof of age and a colored top and can contact Linden Fraser (646 235 3243), Krish Prasad (516 241 1138), Derrick Kallicharan (917 573 8073) or Wesley King (917 345 8849) for more information
Following the round robin Tri State series in June/July the winning team will win exposure to play in the West Indies and Canada.