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USACA North West Region announced that 32 boys attended the region's U-15 trials on October 5th. The boys were evaluated by Ozair Nana (NCCA), Kulwant Virdi (BACA), Khader Mohammed (SCCA) and Vishwa Gaddamanugu (NWCL) and the following NWR U-15 squad and reserves were named:
Squad: Mohak Buch (Captain); Gaurav Patanker (Vice Captain); Abhishek Kattuparambil; Aravind Patnam; Dalip Sharma; Maulin Vajir (Wk); Prasanth Guda; Ruthvik Chunduri; Saaketh Rayaprolu; Shankara Srikantan; Shishir Dholakia; Sohan Bhat; Srijith Kumar Sunil; Zayd Tariq.
Reserves: Shakti Karimalan; Shashank Dholakia; Shopnavo Biswas
In addition to a detailed skills analysis, fitness tests were conducted by Coach Clint Copeland and fielding drills were supervised by Coach Raj Badadare, the NWR press release noted.
In an email accompanying the press release, Coach Copeland wrote: "All participants were given an opportunity, while only 14 out of the initial 32 were selected, each attendee had an opportunity to learn and hopefully grow from their participation in the trials." Vishwa Gaddamanugu thanked the volunteers, parents and officials for the smooth conduct of the U-15 trials.
The squad will play in the Western Conference tournament over the Thanksgiving Day weekend.