Ten school teams from a total of 700 participating outfits from across the country have qualified for the Coca Cola Cup All India Inter-State U-16 cricket tournament that begins here today.

The winning team will receive a cash award of Rs 100,000 while the runner-up will get Rs 70,000 following which 20 players will be picked to undergo a seven-day coaching clinic.

“From the shortlisted 20, three boys will be picked for a six-week coaching stint in England,” informed former India wicketkeeper Syed Saba Karim, the mentor of the initiative that is also backed by Procam International.