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Mumbai leg of Coca Cola U-16 Cricket Cup from Feb 7

Mumbai: The Mumbai leg of the 3rd season of Coca Cola Cricket Cup, aimed at spotting young talents and grooming them, will start from February 7.

The Under-16 inter-school tournament is a partnership between the beverages major and Procam International, and the players would be mentored by former India Test cricketer Saba Karim.

The city leg of the event will have the top 24 school teams, that have participated in the Giles and Harris Shield tournaments conducted by Mumbai Schools Sports Association, taking part along with four outfits from adjoining Thane.

It will be played on a knock-out format and the winners and runners up of the Mumbai leg will get prize worth Rs 50,000 and Rs 35,000, respectively.

The programme is open to cricketers in the age group of 12-16 years. The tournament will be played across 10 states in over 70 districts involving more than 12,500 young players from nearly 850 schools.

The winner of the Coca Cola U-16 Cup will be awarded a cash prize of Rs one lakh, while the runners-up would get Rs 70,000.

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