Talking to reporters last night TNCA Secretary K S Viswanathan and Mr Sundaresan of Procam International, promoter of the tournament, said the intra-city challenge would have 47 teams this year as against 56 last year.
The tournament was being held in eight centres, including Chennai.
After the intra-city challenge in eight cities, the winners from eight centres would feature in the inter-city challenge, from which 20 players would be picked for a seven-day coaching camp to be conducted by prominent ex-cricketers.
Five of the players would be declared as ''Ratnas'' and awarded cash scholarships.
Mr Viswanathan said as the Indian Cricket Board has proposed to conduct an Under-16 inter-schools tournament from this year to unearth more talent, the Boost Cup event would held in the state to tap talented players.
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