File photo. Rikin Pethani of Tamil Nadu hits a jumper during the 66th Senior National Basketball Championship. Image credits: Basketball Federation of India

Puducherry, 6th January 2017: The prestigious 67th Senior National Basketball Championship will be held at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Puducherry from the 7th to 14th January. 27 men’s teams and 25 women’s teams have confirmed their participation.

The championship is being organised by the Puducherry Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India.

Defending champions Railways women will be the team to watch out for as it rekindles its rivalry with previous winners Chhattisgarh. In the men’s section, traditional powerhouses Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu will be vying for top honours.

29 international players from across the country will be adding their experience to the fray.

List of prominent international players expected to participate

Men

S. No Name State
1 Pari Akilan Tamil Nadu
2 Rikin Pethani Tamil Nadu
3 Hariram Ragupathy Tamil Nadu
4 S. Prasanna Venkatesh Tamil Nadu
5 Pratham Singh Tamil Nadu
6 Aravind Annadurai Tamil Nadu
7 P. Baladhaneshwar Tamil Nadu
8 Vishesh Bhriguvanshi Uttarakhand
9 Yadwinder Singh Uttarakhand
10 Amritpal Singh Uttarakhand
11 Arvind Arumugam Karnataka
12 Anil Kumar BK Karnataka
13 Arshpreet Singh Bhullar Punjab
14 Talwinderjit Singh Sahi Punjab
15 Ravi Bhardwaj Chandigarh

 

Women

S. No Name State/ Organization
1 Raja Priyadharshini Railways
2 Apporva Muralinath Railways
3 Smruthi Radhakrishnan Railways
4 Sitamani Tudu Railways
5 P. Anitha Railways
6 Stephy Nixon Kerala
7 Poojamol K.S. Kerala
8 Jeena P.S. Kerala
9 Anjana P.G. Kerala
10 V. Srividhya Tamil Nadu
11 Shireen Limaye Maharashtra
12 Bhandavya H.M. Karnataka

67th Senior National Basketball Championship Groupings

MEN

LEVEL – 1                    LEVEL – 2                                                                                                       

GROUP “A” GROUP “B” GROUP “C” GROUP “D” GROUP “E” GROUP “F”
PUNJAB UTTRAKHAND DELHI TELANGANA MAHARASHTRA WEST BENGAL
KARNATAKA TAMIL NADU CHANDIGARH BIHAR ARUNACHAL PRADESH ANDHRA PRADESH
KERALA I.                     RAILWAY GOA HIMACHAL PRADEH JAMMU & KASHMIR JHARKHAND
HARYANA GUJARAT RAJASTHAN PUDUCHERRY ODISHA MADHYA PRADESH
CHHATTISGARH SIKKIM TRIPURA UTTAR PRADESH

 

WOMEN

LEVEL 1                                      LEVEL 2

GROUP “A” GROUP “B” GROUP “C” GROUP “D” GROUP “E” GROUP “F”
I. RAILWAY KERALA KARNATAKA MADHYA PRADESH BIHAR ANDHRA PRADESH
TELANGANA DELHI GUJARAT GOA CHANDIGARH PUDUCHERRY
CHHATTISGARH TAMIL NADU HARYANA HIMACHAL PRADESH JAMMU & KASHMIR ODISHA
PUNJAB WEST BENGAL UTTARAKHAND UTTAR PRADESH TRIPURA
MAHARASHTRA RAJASTHAN

 

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