• The 2nd SABA U16 Zone Championship for Men will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 5th to 9th September 2017.
  • India has been drawn in Pool – A alongside Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Pool – B comprises Maldives and Bangladesh.
  • The Championship will be played in a round robin league format.
  • The winning team qualifies to the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship that will be held in Malaysia later this year.
  • India tips off its campaign against Maldives on 5th September 2017.

The Indian squad for the SABA U16 Championship. Image credits: Basketball Federation of India

Bengaluru, 5th September 2017: The Nepal Basketball Association is all set to host the 2nd SABA U-16 Zone Championship for Men from 5th to 9th September 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

India has been drawn in Pool – A alongside Nepal and Bhutan. Pool – B comprises Maldives and Bangladesh. With five teams in the fray, this Championship will be played in a round robin league format, and the team with the best record at the end will qualify to the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship that will be held in Malaysia later this year.

India had not participated in the previous 2015 edition that was won by Bangladesh, yet will start off as favourites. (It is important to recall that despite not participating in the previous SABA Championship, India had still competed in the 2015 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship as a replacement for a central Asian team that had withdrawn in the last minute.)

India’s game schedule is as follows:

  • 5th Sept– v. Maldives 13:30 (13:15 IST)
  • 6th Sept– v. Bangladesh 13:00 (12:45 IST)
  • 8th Sept– v. Nepal 13:30 (13:15 IST)
  • 9th Sept– v. Bhutan 11:00 (10:45 IST)

 

The team is coached by Vibhor Bhriguvanshi, elder brother of Indian senior national team star Vishesh Bhriguvanshi. His assistant coach is Babu Davis. The team will also be accompanied by manager Kulvinder Gill and referee Tanmoy Das.

Indian Contingent           

Jersey. No. Name Position DOB Place of Birth Representing State Height

(cms)

(ft & inches)

Weight

(Kgs)

4 Princepal Singh C 03/01/01 Ferozepur, Punjab Punjab 210 (6’ 10.6’’) 95
5 Binod RAJAK PG 02/04/01 Kolkata, West Bengal Punjab 171 (5’ 6’’) 61
6 Harshwardhan TOMAR F/C 01/02/01 Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh 199 (6’ 5’’) 91
7 Mani THAKUR PG 26/10/01 Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh 173 (5’ 6’’) 63
8 Ajmer SINGH C 09/10/01 Delhi Chandigarh 188 (6’ 1’’) 70
9 Gaurav SHEORAN F 10/02/02 Hisar, Haryana Haryana 184 (6’) 73
10 Priyanshu F 18/03/02 Shabga, Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh 183 (6’) 68
11 Jerom PRINCE GEORGE PG 01/10/02 Saudi Arabia Kerala 174 (5’ 7’’) 64
12 Prashant TOMAR PG 05/03/01 Baraut, Uttar Pradesh Karnataka 176 (5’ 7’’) 64
13 Nitish BENIWAL PF 15/02/01 Delhi Delhi 190 (6’ 2’’) 85
14 Vigneshwar UPADHYAY PF 01/01/01 Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh Telangana 193 (6’ 3’’) 75
15 Rajveer Singh BHATI F 26/05/02 Bikaner, Rajasthan Rajasthan 184 (6’) 71

*PG – Point Guard / Feeder, G – Guard, F – Forward, G/F – Wing, PF – Power Forward, C – Centre, PF/C – Post

Team Manager: Kulvinder Gill

Coach: Vibhor Bhriguvanshi

Assistant Coach: Babu Davis

Referee: Tanmoy Das

GROUPINGS & FIXTURES

Pool A: India, Nepal and Bhutan

Pool B: Maldives, Bangladesh

 

5th Sept 2017 (Tuesday)

Game No.

Match

Game Time

(In local Nepal time)

1.

Bhutan vs. Bangladesh

11:00 AM

2.

India vs. Maldives

01:30 PM

6th Sept 2017 (Wednesday) (Formal Opening of the Championship)

Game No.

Match

Game Time

3.

Bangladesh vs. India

01:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

03:30 PM

4.

Nepal vs. Bhutan

04:00 PM

7thSept 2017 (Thursday)

Game No.

Match Game Time

5.

Bhutan vs. Maldives

11:00 AM

6.

Bangladesh vs. Nepal

01:30 PM

8th Sept 2017 (Friday)

Game No. Match

Game Time

7.

Maldives vs. Bangladesh

11:00 PM

8.

Nepal vs. India

01:30 PM

9th Sept 2017 (Saturday)

Game No.

Match

Game Time

9. India vs. Bhutan

11:00 AM

10.

Maldives vs. Nepal

01:30 PM

 

 

 

 

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