Brand Ambassador

Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir
Present Indian cricketer, left-handed opening batsman who played to the kill in the World Cup 2011 as a key team player. He plays domestic cricket for Delhi, and captains Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. Under his captaincy, Kolkata Knight Riders have been winners twice in IPL.

Message
"This is for the first time a tournament of this stature is being organized for Junior Cricketers. IJPL Talent Hunt is an ideal Platform for Junior budding cricketers to interact with their role models and cricket stalwarts and learn the finer nuances of their favourite game from seasoned coaches and players. Let true spirit drive your dreams. I wish IJPL Talent Hunt Participants and Organizers all the best."

Mentors

Jonty Rhodes

Jonty Rhodes
Jonathan Neil "Jonty" Rhodes is a former South African Test and One Day International cricketer who played for the South African cricket team between 1992 and 2003. Whilst being noted for his quick running as a right-handed batsman, he is widely regarded as one of the best fielder’s to have played the game. He is currently the fielding coach of the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

Message
"My stint in India as a coach has shown me how much talent this country hides in its by-lanes. I am very impressed as to how cricket is worshiped like a religion in this country and that goes to show the potential of this sport in the future years. I am positive that IJPL Talent Hunt is the answer to bridging the gap between the 'what is' and 'what can be' of cricket in a land of 1.5 billion fans."

Keiron Pollard

Kieron Pollard
Is a Trinidadian cricketer who plays for the West Indies. An aggressive all-rounder, Pollard provides medium –fast pace bowling and big-hitting from the middle-order. After shining during the 2009 Champions League Twenty 20, he was signed by both the Southern Redbacks and Somerset for their domestic Twenty 20 campaigns. He was the joint highest paid player in the 2010 Indian Premier League, currently playing for Mumbai Indians.

Message
"IJPL Talent Hunt is a wonderful initiative for young cricket talent across India. I am elated to share my experiences and knowledge with the younger generation. Let us all together keep the spirit of cricket alive blazing in our hearts."