Its just been 3-4 days since Ms Kanthi D Suresh, the Editor-in-Chief, Power Sportz talked about ‘Main Bi Star Banunga’, a concept being launched by the Power Sportz League division to capture sporting talent from the nook and corners of India, and showcase it on the Power Sportz broadcast platform. She had mentioned that the technical team is working at creating a user interface on the PS portal for talented sportspersons to upload their videos from the comfort of their homes, while observing the social distancing protocol during the lockdown period
As per information available last evening, before the user interface is even ready, a lot of people have directly got in touch through coaches across different sports and have expressed their interest to be part of the league. We are not clear as to which sports in particular have shown keenness, though we are clear that PSPL will be focussing on mass sports like Cricket, Kabaddi, Football, Basketball etc. We also have information that the leagues will be held zone wise, and will be beginning with the North Zone. Talent across North Zone will be captured first, to begin with
It is believed that Ms Kanthi D Suresh, will be appointing expert coaches in specific fields to ensure that there is an unbiased selection process for the leagues, and also to streamline the entire process.
Now, with the Government of India publicly declaring that the lockdown period will not extend beyond April 14, it seems like PSPL will be going at a fast pace, April 15, onwards. The selections were hitherto supposed to begin April 15th onwards, but an online selection was decided in the wake of the lockdown.
But, now, either which way, teams are already beginning to be put in place. We are not sure as to how long Ms Kanthi D Suresh wants to keep the talent identification process on, before starting the league. Would they want to have the Pan India talent pool ready or are they looking at just the North Zone talent pool ready, before they launch, is what we are awaiting clarification on. The initial plan as we understood was to have the talent identification process on, for a minimum period of 45 days, to get 8 teams ready