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Jeena confused with many options

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P.S. Jeena.
P.S. Jeena.

She has got the Kerala Police after her and the KSEB too. But P.S. Jeena, Kerala’s best basketballer after Geethu Anna Jose, is not in a hurry.

“I’ve not decided where to go, I’m also looking at Southern Railway,” said the senior international, India’s best scorer and rebounder after Geethu in the recent Williams Jones Cup in Chinese Taipei, at the Holiday Club here on Saturday. “But I’ve decided not to join Kerala Police.”

Jeena feels joining Southern Railway will do a world of good for her game. “I’ll be playing with Geethu ‘chechi’ if I join Railways but I’ll be based in Chennai,” she said.

“But KSEB will also be a strong team if I join it and I’ll be based at home here. So, I’m a bit confused.”

Jeena, who helped India qualify for the first division in the last junior Asian Championship in Malaysia where she also emerged as the top-scorer, will be going for the Southern Railway trials shortly but Kerala will be praying that she lands a job here and stays at home.

“We have the National Games coming up here (by the end of this year or early 2014), so the Kerala Government should give some very good offers to exceptional players like Jeena and try to retain them,” said P.J. Sunny, the Chairman of selectors of the Basketball Federation of India.

“The Government should try to give them a higher grade and make it attractive for them to stay here.”

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