The Kuala Lumpur cricket arena will usher in a record 16 Under-17 teams from India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia for the 8th International Youth Cricket Carnival held over 3 days from the 29th – 31st August 2014. The main carnival sponsors are Yayasan Sime Darby and KAF Investment Bank Berhad.
This International Youth Cricket Carnival, organised successfully by Kuala Lumpur Cricket Association (KLCA) and Royal Selangor Club (RSC) over the past seven years, received the International Cricket Council's award for Best Junior Initiative in the Asian Region 2010 and Best Junior Development Programme in Asia.
The much-awaited tournament, which has amassed a following over the years in the Asia-Pacific region, will be played at 4 venues namely Royal Selangor Club Bukit Kiara, Kinrara Oval, Kelab Aman and at the Selangor Turf Club.
The games will take place simultaneously over the three-days from 9am to 6pm comprising an impressive total of approximately 50 eight-a-side matches of 12-overs each, promising an exciting 3 days of fun-filled, fast-paced and action-packed competition. Entrance is free at all the venues.
In keeping with the spirit and atmosphere of a carnival, there will be added activities and mini-matches to cater for everyone's interest. A key side activity to watch is the U12 Junior Cricket Showcase matches featuring highly promising talent. There are various carnival activities for everyone to enjoy such as a variety bazaar and inflator bouncy castles. Children from two welfare homes, namely AGATHIANS SHELTER & PERTUBUHAN RAHOMA DARUL FAKIR will also be feted at the carnival.
The Carnival Day & Finals will take place on Sunday 31st August between 10am to 6pm at the Royal Selangor Club Bukit Kiara culminating in the prize giving ceremony.
All are welcome to witness an exciting weekend of cricket where youngsters from each team vie to outdo each other to emerge as champions of this coveted tournament.
There will also be television coverage by Astro Arena for post-tournament broadcast. For enquiries, please call Mr. Balakrishnan Nair on 019 224 5484.