Chennai Super Kings has announced the start of the Junior Super Kings inter-school T20 tournament. Between December 26, 2022 and January 22, 2023, the Junior Super Kings inter-school T20 tournament will hold its seventh edition.
At a function held at the Super Kings Academy in Thoraipakkam, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming unveiled the competition jersey and trophy. A total of 15 districts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, Trichy, Villupuram, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Salem, Erode, Vellore, Ranipet, Madurai, Dindigul, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Tenkasi and Kanyakumari will host the 86-team Junior. Super Kings 2022–23 competition.
Junior Super Kings 2022-23: Highlights
- There will be two phases in the competition. In Chennai and other districts, the first phase (December 26 to January 10) will be played in a knock-out format.
- The second phase will be played in Tirunelveli from January 18 to January 22 and will feature two teams (winners and runners-up) from Chennai and six winners from other districts. A league format will be used for the second phase.
- Super Kings Academy’s digital platforms will cover the tournament.
- Chennai Super Kings platforms will stream live matches from Chennai and the second phase.
- Where applicable, Chennai Super Kings will take care of team boarding and housing.
- All participants will receive a colored T-shirt and hat.
- After each match, awards will be given to the best player of the match.
- The Best Bowler, Best Batsman, Player of the Tournament and Player of the Final will receive Special Awards.
CSK has always believed in comebacks
“Junior Super Kings was launched in Chennai in 2012 as a 32-team tournament. Since then, it has become a Tamil Nadu tournament that brings out talent from across the state. We are delighted that the tournament is back after a two-year hiatus due to COVID. Chennai Super Kings has always believed in giving back to sports and Junior Super Kings is an important part of our plans to develop grassroots cricket across Tamil Nadu.
“The tournament has provided platforms for players like Shahrukh Khan, Washington Sundar and Sai Sudarshan, among others. I am sure many future stars will be identified this year as well,” said Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited CEO KS Viswanathan.
A great choice for youngsters
“Junior Super Kings is a great opportunity for youngsters from all over Tamil Nadu. My message to the players is to dream big. Do well in the tournament and want to be the next player to represent CSK! Play hard in the tournament but as MS Dhoni always says, play it right smile on your face. I wish you the best,” CSK head coach Fleming said.
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