What is NSCL?

The National School Cricket League (NSCL) is India’s ultimate platform for school cricket. An initiative of the School Games Federation of India, the NSCL is a franchise-based school cricket league for youngsters between 12-18 years, which will be held at premier venues, post conducting a nation-wide talent hunt across India. A total of 16 teams will contest for the NSCL title and an attractive prize purse of INR 3.1 million. The best-16 players emerging from the league each year will be provided sponsorship and special training for five years to prepare for national and international cricket.


Offers the ultimate school cricket league!

There are 16 teams/franchise in the NSCL offering opportunities to 240 young and talented under-18 cricketers who will be selected from a Pan-India talent hunt conducted across 22 cities in 16 States. The 16 teams will battle it out in a T20-over format league to win the coveted trophy and a prize purse of INR 3.1-million at stake.

A fair and transparent opportunity for youngsters

The NSCL takes utmost care to motivate the young aspirants to try and fulfill their cricket dreams. An esteemed panel of Mentors, Coaches, Motivators, Skill Development and Nutrition specialists will conduct sessions at the trial camps for all the registered probables for their overall development and motivation before the trials are conducted. Experienced coaches and cricket experts from the SGFI will be on the selection panels to ensure a fair and transparent selection process.

Winners-all at NSCL

In sports, you win some, you lose some. But in NSCL, everybody is a winner – there is the opportunity of getting selected to play the first-ever franchise-based school cricket league, a chance to interact with icons, leadership experts, nutrition specialist and skill development leader, an NSCL kit and the entire experience of being in the fray in presence of your elders, friends, peer group, icons, SGFI coaches and experts.

Fabulous prize money & gratifications

The NSCL offers a prize purse of INR 3.1 million, including INR 2.1 million to the winning team and INR 1.1 million to the runners-up in the league. The MVP/Player of the Tournament gets an opportunity to play in Minor County cricket. Merit and Participating Certificates will be given by SGFI to all the participants based on performance and merit.

Unique international experience for young guns!

Cricket is a national obsession and a ‘religion’ in India but very few are lucky to get an opportunity to pursue their dreams. However, the NSCL is changing the ‘old theory’ as India is changing fast and progressing. A young kid with a bat/bowl, be it in the remotest place in Assam or Gujarat, Tamil Nadu or Punjab, Dehradun or Rajasthan, can avail all these modern facilities and mentors and participate in a world-class school league at NSCL to realise his cricket dreams!