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Rajasthan Royals partners South Australian government for talent hunt

Posted on Aug 20 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Aug 20 : Rajasthan Royals Wednesday announced its association with the South Australian Government to identify 15 young Indian cricketers and give them an opportunity to travel to Adelaide as part of Adelaide ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 program.

Rajasthan Royals will use its expertise to select 15 young cricketers who will make up the Dream Team 15.

Youngsters born between Jan 1, 1997, and Dec 31, 1999, will qualify to enter the competition for a chance to be selected.

The program will reach out to students from schools from different parts of the country while the selection trials will be held in Delhi and Mumbai in late October and early November 2014 in the search to identify a group of 15 cricketers.

"As a team, Royals have identified, nurtured and given playing opportunities to many of India's top young cricketers. Therefore, it is a privilege for Rajasthan Royals to partner South Australia in a unique endeavour that will help Indian school children receive fine training from top coaches of the South Australian Cricket Association," said Rajasthan Royals chief executive Raghu Iyer.

Adelaide Oval will host what is considered to be one of the biggest matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 program when defending champions India take on Pakistan in the first match Feb 15. The members of the Dream Team 15 will be watching the event.

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