- The tournament, to be played out from 22nd to 26th August, will feature some of India’s top men’s club teams such as Vijaya Bank, Indian Customs (Pune), Indian Navy (Lonavala) and Income Tax (Chennai).
- The venue for the tournament is the recently constructed Beagles Indoor Basketball Stadium, Malleswaram.
- The opening ceremony will be held at 5pm on 22nd August, immediately followed by the league matches.
- Cash prizes of Rs. 1,00,000/- and Rs. 50,000/- have been announced for the winners and runners up. Rs. 25,000/- and Rs. 10,000/- for 3rd and 4th place finishes respectively.
Bengaluru, 22nd August 2018: The 5th edition of the Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty All India Basketball Tournament, organised by Vijaya Bank, is all set to tip off today at the Beagles Indoor Basketball Stadium, Malleswaram. The tournament will witness some of India’s top men’s sides go head to head featuring some of the best talent Indian basketball has to offer.
Hosts Vijaya Bank will be led by international star forward Arvind Arumugam who led the Indian team in scoring the recently concluded third window of the World Cup Qualifiers. The other participating teams are Indian Customs (Pune), Income Tax (Chennai), Integral Coach Factory (Chennai), Indian Navy (Lonavala), Telangana State Team and the Karnataka State team.
The tournament will be played in a league cum knockout format, with the 7 teams divided into two groups, and the top 2 of each group will qualify for the semi-finals.
Post the inauguration ceremony at 5:00 PM, the matches for the day will commence from 5:15 PM.
Along with trophies, cash prizes of Rs. 1,00,000/- for the winners, Rs. 50,000/- for the runners up, and Rs. 25,000/- and Rs. 10,000 for the 3rd and 4th place teams respectively, have been announced by Vijaya Bank. Besides these, awards such as the ‘Best player of the tournament’, ‘Most promising player’ and ‘Best defensive player’ are up for grabs.
Vijaya Bank All India Tournament- Groups and League stage fixtures
|Group A||Group B|
|Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai||Vijaya Bank|
|Indian Navy, Lonavala||Income Tax, Chennai|
|Karnataka State Team||Indian Customs, Pune|
|Telangana State Team|
|Sr. No||Date and Day||Time||Team 1||Team 2|
|1||22nd August 2018/Wednesday||5:00 PM||Vijaya Bank||Indian Customs, Pune|
|2||6:00 PM||ICF, Chennai||Indian Navy, Lonavala|
|3||7:00 PM||Income Tax, Chennai||Telangana State Team|
|1||23rd August 2018/Thursday||5:00 PM||Indian Customs, Pune||Income Tax, Chennai|
|2||6:00 PM||Vijaya Bank||Telangana State Team|
|3||7:00 PM||Karnataka State||Indian Navy, Lonavala|
|1||24th August 2018/Friday||5:00 PM||Karnataka State||ICF, Chennai|
|2||6:00 PM||Vijaya Bank||Income Tax, Chennai|
|3||7:00 PM||Telangana State Team||Indian Customs, Pune|
|25th August 2018/ Saturday||5:00 PM||Pool A Winners||Pool B Runners|
|6:30 PM||Pool B Winners||Pool A Runners|
|26th August 2018/Sunday||5:00 PM||3rd & 4th Place Match|