Talent hunt winner gets IPL contract

18-year-old spinner Kumar Boresa will join Rajasthan Royals this year.

Kumar BoresaIPL franchise Rajasthan Royals have awarded a contract to Kumar Boresa, who is the winner of a talent hunt organised to unearth cricketing potential in Rajasthan. 18-year-old Kumar won the ‘Cricket Star Rajasthan 2012’ and has signed a contract worth Rs 10 lakh with the Rajasthan Royals. He will don the royal blue jersey in the IPL 2013.

The cricket star programme was organized in Rajasthan from September to November last year. Applicants were tested on various skills in the centres of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur by RR Coach Monty Desai and other appointed talent scouts. The top candidates were called to Jaipur and after 3 days of matches, Kumar Boresa from Pali was chosen as the winner for his fine spin bowling, all-round skills, discipline, enthusiasm and fair play.

While initially the grand prize was an internship with the Royals, the young lad impressed all which prompted the team management to upgrade his internship to a full IPL contract with Rajasthan Royals.

Left-arm spinner - Boresa, who plays for Pali District Cricket Association, has represented Rajasthan U-16 team in the Vijay Merchant Trophy in 2009 and 2010. The Class 10 student has also led the Stanford School team in district and state-level tournaments.

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“I used to see the big players on television and never imagined I would get a chance to meet them or practice with them. It is an unforgettable moment for me, my family and my seniors who have always supported and helped me excel in cricket. I am grateful to Rajasthan Royals for giving such an opportunity,” Boresa said.