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Tenpin to set up Bowling Training Academy at Bangalore

Mumbai, Sep 12 (UNI) Tenpin Federation of India is planning to set up a Bowling Training Academy in Bangalore in a bid to prepare national players for the 2010 CommonWealth Games, 2014 Asian Games and other International events.

To start with, the academy will have 12 players who will devote 200 days in a year for this sport, Tenpin Bowling Federation (TBF) President Karti Chidambaram said at a press conference here today.

Chidambaram said that 'we have recently participated at Bangkok, Macau and are going to participate in Inchen, Belfast and other Asian Games and World Cup games as we have some good players for these competitions'.

He said they would bring International coaches and shall bear expenses of training, as many corporates have come forward to support the sport. However, bowling is a costly sport as there are duties and local taxes on equipments and its still not recognized as a sport. Besides it has to be played indoor because of which space and other cost goes higher.

TBF Vice-President Vijay Kalantri said that they were writing to all schools and colleges to get some good students for this sport from Masharashtra, who will be trained and prepared for the forthcoming Asian and International games.

'In Maharashtra, we have been conducting National Championships Games and we hope to spread this game beyond Mumbai and create awareness of this sport', he added.


Story first published: Friday, September 12, 2008, 17:46 [IST]
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