A credible source has informed us that Sathyabama University, Chennai, a men’s collegiate basketball powerhouse, who are the reigning national champions in the Indian College Basketball League and runners up in the UBA All India Inter University Championships, have stopped all their sports activities, sports quota admissions and other events for the next two years. Sathyabama University has been an aggressive basketball recruiter of numerous former and current senior international basketball players, notably Riken Pethani and Prasanna Venkatesh. If this news is correct, then it is a big loss for promising basketball talent in India.
The University had played host earlier this year to the National Inter Zonal University Championship, a glittering affair that had Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan and actor/model Evelyn Sharma in attendance.
The administrative reasons behind this alleged decision is not yet known. We will keep you informed as and when we get more details.
Check out our interview with Abhishek Bachchan at Sathyabama University below: