Thanks To CRPF, Two Footballers From Kashmir Are Going To Play In Spanish League

The Logical Indian Jammu and Kashmir

January 9th, 2017 / 4:04 PM

Kashmir Footballers To Play Spanish League

Source: timesofindia | Image Source: indiatimes  indiatimes indiatimes

Two young boys hailing from the valleys of Kashmir are set to embark on their life-long dream. Basit Ahmed and Mohammed Asrar Rehbar have been signed on by a third division professional Spanish club, Sociedad Deportiva Lenense Proinastur. In the process the duo will become the first from the valley to feature in a prestigious European league.

A special committee was formed by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to scout footballing talent across the Kashmir Valley in  a bid to engage the youth of the war mongered region. A contract had been signed between the foreign club and the paramilitary force as art of the talent drive it undertook. Ahmed and Rehbar, both of whom are only 18 year old, have been chosen by this committee.



Speaking to the PTI, a senior official said, “The club has agreed to take on contract the two players in the January window. This is the first time that any Indian player will be playing for the Spanish club.”

While Ahmed is a daunting centre-forward, Rehbar is an attacking winger. Both have garnered experience playing in the different tournaments across the country. Both Ahmed and Rehbar has featured in the junior nationals, with the latter even featuring in the Santosh trophy and the Durand Cup.



After a series of gruelling trial sessions organised by the CRPF committee in coordination with the Jammu and Kashmir football club, the duo was chosen amongst the hundreds vying for selection. As per the terms of contract signed by the CRPF with the Spanish club, all expenses of the two youngsters will be paid by the club itself.


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra suffers injury in the middle of his Diamond League performance

Spanish Para-Badminton

Manasi Joshi And Sukant Kadam Bring Laurels To The Country At The Spanish Para-Badminton International

Kalinga Lancers

Kalinga Lancers Beat Dabang Mumbai To Win Hockey India League Title For The First Time

Gender Neutral Football League

Kerala Introduces Gender-Neutral Football League For Men, Women And Transgender People

The First Indian Women’s League Kicked Off To Improve Standard Of Football In Our Country

Pro Wrestling League

Sandeep Tomar Stuns Rio Olympics Gold Medallist In Pro Wrestling League

Latest on The Logical Indian

Exclusive

South Delhi: Resident Welfare Association Claim That Public Parks Are Being Used For Political Activities

News

Ajit Doval’s Son Files Defamation Complaint Against Jairam Ramesh & Caravan Magazine

News

India’s Inequality: Country’s Richest 1% Grew Their Wealth By 39% In 2018, Says Oxfam Report

Get Inspired

All Women Assam Rifles Contingent To Script History, Will March Past Rajpath This Republic Day For The First Time

News

Mukesh Ambani Announces Plan To Take On Online Retail Giants Amazon And Flipkart

Awareness

With USA Looking To Tighten Visa Rules, What Lies Ahead For Spouses Of H-1B Holders?

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.