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Updated: August 20, 2012 16:25 IST

Rising stars

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Players in action during a selection match.
Players in action during a selection match.

At the end of the selection, 12 talented footballers will make it to a week-long training camp at Manchester United Soccer Schools.

The Airtel Rising Stars, an initiative by Bharti Airtel, in association with Manchester United, is a rigorous scouting programme that covered 16 cities across India and chose 12 talented footballers. They will get to attend a week-long training camp at Manchester United Soccer Schools.

Shortlist of the first:

Delhi: Agaiya Sharma, Kartikeya Swarup, Amit Dhankhar and Mukul Mohindra

Lucknow: Tenzing Bhutia, Shashank Kumar, Shivam Chandra, Sourabh Kumar

Jaipur: Digvijay Singh, Ishan Rozario, Shubham Sharma and Gajraj Singh

Shillong: Rimitre Thma, Synod Mihngi Jowai, Kyntiew Shaphrang Kharlukhi and Russel CL Nongkynrih

Ahmedabad: Madhurjya Mohan, Sheel Parikh, Yash Baid and Charmil Sachin Shah

Kolkata: Kaustav Chakraborty, Sharukh Hussain, Krishanu Santra and Abdul Halim

Mumbai: Ashish Sharma, Prathamesh Rokade, Porus Shroff and Aditya Mishra

Hyderbad: Maheshwar Reddy, Teja Pawan Kumar, Aamir Anwar and Naveen Kumar

Pune: Chirag Shahaney, Rushabh Dhere, Jordan Fernandes and Pratik Shinde

Chennai: Logesh Durai Raj, S. Vishal , P. Anand and S.Karthick

These players will participate in a six-day final selection trial in September in Bangalore.

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