Kurnool man selected for Sepak Takraw Championship

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Kurnool: Secretary of State of Sepak Takraw Organization G Srinivasulu has congratulated 27-year-old Shiva Kumar, a resident of Bangarpeta in Kurnool town, on being selected in India squad to play for Sepak Takraw World Championship Jeans which will be held in Bangkok, the capital of the Thai state. Speaking to the media here on Saturday, Srinivasulu said the Thai state is holding Sepak Takraw Jeans Cup championship competitions from July 23-31 in its capital Bangkok. “It is very happy and proud for the people of Kurnool district and Andhra Pradesh state as well,” he said.

Shiva Kumar has played in several national championship competitions and Indian team after identifying his excellent playing skills in national championship competitions, selected Shiva Kumar for world championship competitions, Srinivasulu said. He further said that the Thai coaches will give training to the Indian team for a month. After the end of the training period, the Indian team will participate in the championship competitions. On the auspicious occasion of the selection of Shiva Kumar for the Sepak Takraw Jeans Cup World Championship competitions, the members of the organization met District Collector P Koteshwara Rao in his room. Collector P Koteshwara Rao appreciated Shiva Kumar on his selection for the Indian team and wished him all the best.

He said the people of Kurnool district are very lucky that Shiva Kumar is spreading the name and fame of Kurnool district and the state of Andhra Pradesh internationally. The collector suggested Shiva Kumar to exhibit impressive skills in world championship competitions. Wishing him the best, the collector assured that the government would give him all the necessary support. The collector congratulated Shiva Kumar with a shawl and a bouquet of flowers. Secretary of the State Yoga Organization Manchikanti Avinash Shetty, Joint Secretary of State for Skating Sunil Kumar and veteran athlete Nitin met with the collector.

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