Mumbai Indians to train five young cricketers

Syed Saba Karim said Sachin Tendulkar supported the initiative AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Jan 18, 2012

Five kids from the Mumbai leg of the Coca Cola U-16 school cricket tournament will train with the Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians (MI) outfit.

They will be mentored by former Test wicketkeeper Syed Saba Karim.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for these kids as they will get to learn from people like Robin Singh, Shaun Pollock and Jonty Rhodes. We will select five kids with good potential and train them.

With the IPL season about to begin, I am not sure how many days they will get to train, but we will try and squeeze in as many days as possible,” MI assistant coach Paras Mhambrey was quoted having said to MiD-DAY.

The tournament which will start on January 24, will consists of 32 schools from the city. Around about 700 schools from eight different states are participating in this tournament.

Saba Karim said that MI skipper Sachin Tendulkar supported the initiative.