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Riyazuddin chosen for national camp

City Basketball player Riyazuddin has been selected for the national camp to be organised in Bangalore from January 15.

india Updated: Jan 12, 2006 01:22 IST

City Basketball player Riyazuddin has been selected for the national camp to be organised in Bangalore from January 15.

The camp will be organised to select the team for the commonwealth championship to be organised in Malbourne from March 16.

Having the credit of representing 14 various international meets, Riyazuddin said that there is no dearth of talent in the City, the need is to identify them and give exposure.

“The lack of exposure restrained various talented players from demonstrating their talent”, said Riyazuddin. Started his career from BHEL Sports Club under the training of S Bhaskar in 1995, Riyaz got the opportunity to play for the junior national team to represent in Junior Asian Basketball Championship organised in Calcutta in 1998.

After that he never looked back and represent India in various international meets. On being asked about the failure of national team in international meets, he said Countries like China, USA and others have well developed infrastructure but India lacks in that.

There are number of good players but the proper support and lack of infrastructure is making problems for these players.

First Published: Jan 12, 2006 01:22 IST