Under-training players during a match at coaching academy--Photo by Ayaz Raza.

JAMRUD, 27 July: Khyber Agency Basketball Association has formed an academy for the sport uplift in the tribal agency.

Talking to the TNN, association chief Muhammad Irshad said that there is a huge potential of basketball in Khyber Agency, which could not be used properly due lack of proper guidance. He went on to inform that presently 50 players are being imparted training by two coaches at the academy free of cost. In addition free sports kits are provided to the players who cannot afford buying them.

The under-training players at the academy said that the training helped them understand the rules of the game properly. “We’re playing basketball for the last 10 years but were not aware of its rules. The academy has arranged a coach for us and we play under his guidance. We had only heard about basketball but now we know a lot about this sport.”

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