Coca-Cola XI squad of young cricketing talent announced Shoeb Khan and Jahangir Ansari from Mumbai selected to play against foreign team

Coca-Cola XI squad of young cricketing talent announced

Shoeb Khan and Jahangir Ansari from Mumbai selected to play against foreign team 


  • 15 player squad announced for three-match series against foreign team
  • The talented Muklit Bhatt from Delhi to lead Coca-Cola XI team; Daryl Ferrario fromTamil Nadu is appointed as Vice-Captain
  • Two from Mumbai find place in Coca-Cola XI
  • 12,500 young players from across 820 schools in 66 districts participated in 3rd edition of Coca-Cola Cricket Cup


Mumbai, April 27th 2014: Following an intensivetrainingweekwith the best of cricketing talent at the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup U16 Coaching Camp, the final Coca-Cola XI squad was announced in Mumbai at Air India Ground on Sunday. The announcement was made by Saba Karim, Former Test cricketer and Chief Mentor of the initiative along with Anthony Adams (Head Coach, Cricket India Academy), Sanjay Bhardwaj, Coach of Coca-Cola Cricket Cup and Chetan Sharma, Former Player and P.N. Sankaran, Procam International.


Of the 27 young cricketers who were a part of the Coaching Camp, the best 15 are picked up for the final squad. The Coca-Cola XI will play against the foreign Team a three match series, scheduled in the month of May.


The team will be lead by Muklit Bhatt from Delhi thanks to an impressive display of cricket and technical skills during the Inter State Tournament and the training camp. The Coca-Cola XI are Captain,Muklit Bhatt, Rajesh Tangri, Rishab Drall, Prashanth Vashishta (Salwan Boys Senior Sec. School, Delhi), Shoeb Khan, Jahangir Ansari ( Al. Barkat Malik M. I. English School, Mumbai), Daryl Ferrario, Joy Kenny (Don Bosco M Higher Secondary School, Tamil Nadu), Mohsin Ali (Sports Campus College, Lucknow , UP), Amrit Lubana (DAV Sr.Secondary School,Punjab), Karan Pawar, Saurin Thakar (Shreyas Samarpan Vidyalay, Baroda), M.Rafi – AP (AVR E-Techno School, Vijayawada), Praneet Raj (St. Jones Jr. College, Hyderabad) and Atul Kushwa (Kiddy’s Corner Higher Secondary School, Gwalior (MP).


Three players who perform exceedingly well during the series will meet the criteria to travel to the United Kingdom in the next few month to further carve a bright cricketing future for themselves. Procam International will nurture these boys both on and off the field, enabling them to make the best use of their talent and be given opportunities to succeed in the sport of cricket. Players from the previous edition who were provided with an opportunity to hone their skills in the UK were Shivam Chauhan, Delhi, Vikas Dixit, Delhi and Pranjul Puri, Indore.


The 15-player squad was selected based on their technique, talent and passion for the game. The coaching clinic was conducted by renowned cricketers and coaches that included Anthony Adams (Head Coach, Cricket India Academy), Sanjay Bhardwaj, Coach of Coca-Cola Cricket Cup and Chetan Sharma, Former Player.


More About the Coca-Cola U-16 Cricket Cup

The Coca-Cola Intra-State Challenge will be played in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (all 13 districts), Punjab (eight districts), Baroda, Tamil Nadu (Chennai + 8 districts), West Bengal (Kolkata + 18 districts), Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow, Kanpur & Allahabad), and Madhya Pradesh (4 districts). The format of the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup has been structured to begin with the Intra-State Challenge. The centers that have more than one city or district will play their own inter-district before one winner emerges from each center. The winners from the ten centers will feature in the Inter-State Challenge.

Coca-Cola Cricket Cup’s Vision

BCCI over the past several years has done a tremendous job of enhancing the growth of cricket in India. They have done so by adopting a result oriented approach of organising age group tournaments all over the country through their state associations.

This has helped immensely in carving out talented individuals on a regular basis. Most of these cricketers have moved ahead and have brought laurels for their states and the country.

Seeing the vast potential and growing popularity of this game, Coca-Cola India has a vision of facilitating BCCI in their quest to tap talent. We believe that the future of Indian cricket lies in these young talented budding cricketers. We intend to provide a perfect opportunity and platform to all the youngsters across the country to showcase their talent, skill and equally important, pride and loyalty to their school. It gives BCCI and their affiliated state units a brilliant arena to scout for potential match winners.

We hope that this initiative will serve as an ideal platform to identify and nurture young talented cricketers for them to be able to get noticed by the state associations and BCCI to represent the country on an International level.

About Coca-Cola India

Coca-Cola in India refreshes millions of consumers throughout the country with an exciting range of beverages including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Thums Up, Fanta, Limca, Sprite, Maaza, Maaza Milky Delite, Minute Maid Pulpy Orange, Minute Maid Nimbu Fresh, Minute Maid Mixed Fruit, Minute Maid Apple, Georgia, Georgia Gold, Kinley, Kinley Club Soda, Burn and Nestea through a network of more than one million outlets. The company has invested more than US$ 1 billion in its Indian operations, emerging as one of the country’s top international investors. The Coca-Cola system in India employs more than 25,000 people directly. For more information and details on the company’s Indian operations please visit:

About Procam International

In 1988, with a vision to provide a more holistic spend to the advertising rupee and a burning desire to ameliorate the prevailing professional standards for sportsmen, Anil and Vivek B. Singh created Procam International.

Procam International is today a full-fledged sports management company, involved in the promotion of national and international sporting events, sports consultancy and live television programming.

Procam International has based its corporate philosophy on an open culture, with an emphasis on values and integrity. Procam International has promoted and conducted over 45 world events, which have elicited player participation of the highest caliber, as well as huge public interest

The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and the TCS World 10K in Bangalore are three of the most prestigious distance running events in the world. This has established Procam International as the leading sports events creator in India. Its professionalism, attention to detail and dedication has won it the faith of its sponsors and partners.

Incase of any queries, please contact:

Procam International

Neha Parab Kandalgaonkar

+91 9892194965;

Deepak Pilankar

+91 9820798135,

Concept PR

Santosh Barodia

+91 9820509642;


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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