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  • SABA Day 2

    Nepal’s fortunes fluctuate, India & Sri Lanka stay undefeated

    Nepal's Ayush Singh (in white) drives against Bangladesh's Ibrahim Mohamed.
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    Bengaluru, 4th July 2015: In decisive matches on day 2, Nepal surprised the more favoured Bangladesh side to record their second straight win in the 4th South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship 2015 that is underway at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. However, later in the evening, the same side suffered a reversal of fortunes, losing to Maldives 68-72. Hosts India remained unbeaten waltzing past their third straight opponents Bhutan. The tiny Himalayan nation had to counter to India superior size, strength and agility. There...

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    Live! Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (Men)- 4th SABA Championship for Men 2015

    by Gopalakrishnan R

    Saturday – July 4th, 2015 Bangladesh 63 80 Sri Lanka FINAL. Sri Lanka Wins. Venue: Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru. Entry is Free! *Box scores are updated very two minutes. Please refresh page for latest scores.  FINAL Bangladesh 21 35 51 63  63 Sri Lanka 20 35 58 80  80         ...

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    SABA Day 1: Hosts India go 2-0, Sri Lanka impresses

    India's young forward Gurvinder Gill about to dunk the ball against Bangladesh.
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    Bengaluru, 3rd July 2015: Playing with poise and purpose, the senior Indian men’s basketball team (also known as the ‘Young Cagers’) steamrolled past eastern neighbours Nepal and Bangaldesh on the opening day of the 4th SABA Championship 2015. The 4th South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship 2015 is being played from 3rd to 5th July at the Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in India’s IT city of Bengaluru. The Indian team is without its key starters Amritpal Singh, Amjyot Singh (both playing in Japan), and ONGC/Uttarakhand veterans...

Nepal’s fortunes fluctuate, India & Sri Lanka stay undefeated

Nepal's Ayush Singh (in white) drives against Bangladesh's Ibrahim Mohamed.

Bengaluru, 4th July 2015: In decisive matches on day 2, Nepal surprised the more favoured Bangladesh side to record their second straight win in the 4th South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship 2015 that is underway at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. However, later in the evening, the same side suffered a reversal of fortunes, losing to Maldives 68-72. Hosts India remained unbeaten waltzing past their third straight opponents Bhutan. The tiny Himalayan nation had to counter to India superior size, strength and agility. There were moments of delight when Bhutan players showed off their ball handling skills, most notably an ankle breaker that had India captain & forward Rikin Pethani on the floor. But India will be more...

India's young forward Gurvinder Gill about to dunk the ball against Bangladesh.

SABA Day 1: Hosts India go 2-0, Sri Lanka impresses

Bengaluru, 3rd July 2015: Playing with poise and purpose, the senior Indian men’s basketball team (also known as the ‘Young Cagers’) steamrolled past eastern neighbours Nepal and Bangaldesh on the opening day of the 4th SABA Championship 2015. The 4th South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship 2015 is being played from 3rd to 5th July at the Kanteerava...

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International guard Vishesh Bhriguvanshi of Uttarakhand beats  the Indian Railways defence.
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Indian team can win without me- Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, in an Ekalavyas Exclusive

Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, the captain of the Senior Indian Men Basketball team hails from Varanasi,  or ‘Kashi’ as it is alternatively...

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4th SABA Championship 2015 to tip off in Bengaluru today

4th SABA Championship in Bengaluru

The 4th SABA or South Asian Basketball Association Championship 2015 will tip off later today at the Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in India’s IT city of Bengaluru. The three day will conclude on the 5th, and is being played on a round robin league format. Six South Asian teams— defending champions & hosts India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the island nations of Sri Lanka and...

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