Friday, July 01, 2005

Indian football star hunts for regional talent

Baichung Bhutia, the only Indian professional to play club-level soccer in England (for Bury FC) is looking for fresh and new talent from his native Sikkim state in northeastern India. He plans to groom 20 young boys from the region as national-level players.

“I want to have a well-organised club in Sikkim, and not only in Sikkim but in whole of northeast as well. So we have started a membership system in Sikkim from today itself. So we want to have a lot of people involved in the club itself. So it gives good exposure to a lot of good talent from Sikkim and other parts of northeastern states as well,” Mr Bhutia said as quoted by New Kerala.