Stage set for Senior National Basketball tourney in Chennai


By: PTI | Chennai |
Posted: January 13, 2018 7:28 pm

NBA, AC Green, United Basketball League, UBA, Professional Basketball League The Tamil Nadu men’s and women’s groups ended up declared on the occasion. (Resource: File)

Defending champions Uttarakhand (men) and Kerala (ladies) head the industry for the 68th Senior Nationwide Basketball Championship, which begins at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium listed here on January 17. The match, hosted by the Tamil Nadu Basketball Affiliation less than the aegis of Basketball Federation of India, will see groups from practically all states/union territories participate, TNBA president V V R Raj Satyen instructed reporters listed here.

He explained the Tamil Nadu groups experienced organized nicely for the championship and predicted them to execute nicely. The groups have been instruction less than Serbian Milan Opacic, head coach and Aleksandar Virjevic, the assistant coach. Talking on the occasion, Opacic explained the men and ladies groups experienced place in a good deal of hard operate in the run-up to the match, incorporating that ought to stand them in great stead.

“We have experienced great instruction classes and the players are completely ready for the match,” he included. TNBA standard secretary Aadhav Arjuna explained the association planned to take the video game to the grass-roots and open academies. He also explained TNBA would be instituting the Tamil Nadu Basketball Corridor of Fame. The very first inductees will be T Vijayaraghavan and Amarnath, previous global players and ‘Jumpball’ Padmanabhan and L Ramakrishnan in the contributors group.

The Tamil Nadu men’s and women’s groups ended up declared on the occasion. Associates of the state men’s groups explained they experienced been working hard less than Opacic and predicted to greater the runner-up finish they attained in final year’s edition in Puducherry. The Tamil Nadu groups: Males: Akilan (captain), Justin, Hariram, Prasanna Venkatesh, Bala, Mukund Chari, Muin Bek, Harissh, Sivabalan, Ragul, Aravind, Jeeva, Koushick, Rikin, Pratham Singh, Ragu Ram.

Gals: Alagu Tamil Mozhi, Srividya V, Pushpa, Sathya, Nishanthi, Mohana Bala, Shinu, Avanthi, Vandhana, Gayathri, Sheryanka, Deepika.

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