Mangaluru: 25-year-old Zeemamuddin, hailing from Mangaluru will represent the Delhi Dominators team for the Pro Basketball Elite competition after being drafted by the franchise for the tournament.

Zeemamuddin, who originally hails from the Kudroli area of Mangaluru is the son of Zeenath Zaheer and Zaheeruddin Hyco.

Zeemamuddin completed most of his education in Dubai, where he developed an interest in playing basketball. Speaking to Vartha Bharati over a phone call from Delhi where he is currently playing the pre-season with the Delhi Dominators, Zeemamuddin said he started playing basketball at the age of 13 while studying at NIMS Dubai.

“How I started playing basketball and developed an interest in this sport is a funny story. I and my friends started playing basketball because a lot of the Indian students at our school used to play football and cricket as basketball was not as popular as those two sports. So we would not get a chance to play cricket and football so we started playing basketball,” Zeemamuddin said.

“It was when I came to India in my IXth grade for one year that I learned the fundamentals of the game and started taking it seriously. At the Presidency School, they taught me the basics and the fundamentals of the game. Then when I went back to UAE I played to college as well,” Zeemamuddin who completed his Computer Engineering in UAE further said.

Zeemamuddin was selected by Delhi Dominators during the trials that were held in Hyderabad last year, currently, he is playing the pre-season with the franchise. He will be a part of the franchise squad for the Pro Basketball Elite, the dates of the tournament are expected to be announced soon.

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Bengaluru: Kannada actor Chethan Ahimsa was remanded in judicial custody for 14 days by the 32nd ACMM Court on Tuesday, for objectionable posts on the Sangh Parivar on social media.

Seshadripuram Police officers arrested the actor on Monday night, after filing FIR under IPC Sections 295A and 505B based on a complaint regarding his posts on the Sangh Parivar.

The actor was arrested and presented before the court on Tuesday morning.