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Malegaon’s Abdullah selected for National Basketball Team

One of the prominent cities in Maharshtra, Malegaon knwon for its textile industry, has regularly sent players to state and national level competitions

Abdullah National Basketball Team

Malegaon: Abdullah Khaleel Ahmed, a 12th standard student of Malegaon High School and Junior College, has been selected for the National Basketball Team Delhi.

According to a report published by UrduCity, a total of 05 students from each district of Maharashtra were selected for a trial game. Out of them 16 players, (12 + 04 reserved), were selected for the final game. 17-year-old Abdullah was the only player from the team of 16 selected for the National Basketball Team.

Abdullah is likely to play in an upcoming match in New Delhi.

Abdullah had in May 2018 played for Nashik district team representing Maharashtra at the YMCA National Invitational Basketball tournament held in Goa. He was accompanied by 03 other players – Ansari Urooj Ahmed, Ansari Fahad and Abdur Rahman, all from the textile city.

Earlier, Abdullah’s team had defeated Dhule district’s basketball team at district level tournament to qualify for the state level competition. At the state level tournament, Abdullah’s team could not win. But, because of his personal performance, Abdullah was able to get the selectors’ nod to play in the trial game held for selection to the National Basketball Team.

One of the prominent cities in Maharshtra, Malegaon knwon for its textile industry, has regularly sent players to state and national level competitions. In 2009, Zubair Ansari, Zahid Akhter and Ziya Nisar of the city had participated in the National Level Shooting Ball Championship. The three players were representing Maharashtra in the finals and won the under-19 National School Games Shooting Ball Championship against Karnataka.

Again in 2009, Azhar Ahmed, a young cricketer from Malegaon was selected for the State Ranji Test Cricket Team. before that Azhar Ahmed had represented the Maharashtra Cricket Association’s (MCA) under-19 cricket team visiting Sri Lanka in 2008 for the Challenger Trophy.

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