*The Kerala Basketball Association in association with the Basketball Federation of India will launch the Indian School Basketball League*

Kozhikode, 18th September, 2016: Kerala is all set for the Indian School Basketball League (ISBL). The leagues will be played over three months and the finals will be played at at Kottayam from the 3rd of November to the 6th. A total of Rs. 1 Lakh which will be awarded to the winners of the State final.

ISBL Logo

The ISBL Logo

The league envisages competition between schools at city/state level with the winners moving up to play in the national final to be held later in December.

The league is an effort to lift basketball up from the grass-roots, and is being organized by the Basketball Federation of India in collaboration with Kerala Basketball Association.

The tournament will start at Manachira Maidan in Kozhikode and at Sacred Heart CMI Public School on Tuesday, 21st September. The games at the other centers will start in October.

The state idea is to create a structured, self-sustaining, pan-India, school league which will serve as a platform to increase the participation in organised basketball, and subsequently will work as the talent development/feeder system for the indian national teams.

Apart from Kerala, 15 other States are participating in the league. These include: Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, West Bengal, Gujarat, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Mizoram.

In Kerala, the preliminary round of the ISBL will be played at five centers Kochi, Koratty, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikde. It will be played in a round robin format, in which the sixteen (16) teams; 4 each in boys and girls are divided into four (4) groups of four (4) teams in five centers . Every team will take on its three (3) opponents twice in its respective group. 2 teams from each group will advance to the final which will be played at Kottayam. The State finals will be played in a knockout format.

Groups
Group A (Thiruvananthapuram)
Boys

St. Joseph’s HSS, Thiruvananthapuram

St. Thomas HSS, Kozhencherrry

Navajeeevan Betahnay, Trivandrum

G V Raja Sports School, Thiruvananthapuram

Girls

St. Gorettis Nalanchira

St. Joseph’s GHS, Alapuzha

Carmel School, Trivandrum

St. Mary’s Pattom

Group B (KE College Mannanam, Kottayam)
Boys

St. Ephremes HSS, Mannnanam

Girideepam Bethanny, Kottayam

Lourde Public School, Kottyam

St. Ann’s HSS, Kurianad

Girls

Girideepam Bethanny, Kottayam

Mount Carmel, Kottayam

Vimala Hridaya, Kottayam

Lourdes Public School, Kottayam

Group C Boys (Sacred Heart CMO Public School Tevara, Ernakulum)

St Josephs HSS, Pulicunnu

Sacred Heart CMI Public School, Thevara

Chinamaya Vaduthala, Rajagiri Kalamassrry

Group C Girls (Manachira Maidan, Kozhikode)

Presentation, Kozhikode

Providence, Kozhikode

St. Michael’s HSS, Kozhikode

SAI (GVHSS), Thalasserry

Group D (Little Flower HSS Koratty, Thrissur)
Boys

Little Flower HSS, Koratty

Shanathal Jyothi Muttam

Silver Hill, Kozhikode

MAMHSS, Koratty

Girls

Little Flower HSS, Koratty

Shanthal Jyothi Muttam

Christ Vidyanikethanirinjalakuda,Choice Tripunithura

Team Ekalavyas
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