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Three selected from MP for Indian squad

Only three sportspersons have been selected from Madhya Pradesh for the Indian squad, which will represent the country in next month's 19th Commonwealth Games (CWG) to be played in New Delhi.

india Updated: Sep 19, 2010 14:57 IST

Only three sportspersons have been selected from Madhya Pradesh for the Indian squad, which will represent the country in next month's 19th Commonwealth Games (CWG) to be played in New Delhi.

All the three players are part of men's squad while no women sportsperson from the state gets a place in it or the games, which are scheduled to be held from October 3 to 14.

Of these two players will represent in athletics while one in Hockey.

Ankit Sharma represents India in Long Jump event, Sandeep Batham participate in 5000m race and Shivendra Singh (Forward), who performed well during the 2010 World Cup Hockey matches in New Delhi, has been chosen for Indian Men's Hockey team.

A total of around 600 players from all over the country have been choosen to compete in the 2010 CWG games in various events including boxing, wrestling, athletics, tennis, hockey, badminton, gymnastics, archery and shooting.

Thus, the participation of players in Indian squad from Madhya Pradesh is merely 0.5 per cent.

Recently the state received the national prize for establishment and management of sports academies of excellence.