Supreme teams from across the country counting the Railways and Air Force will be competing for honours in the All India Basketball Tournament for men and women commencing in Coimbatore on 29th of May.
9 teams would be participating in the 55th version of the Nachimuthu Gounder Cup for men with a powerful Indian Railways outfit anticipated to be the team to defeat.
Giving particulars at a press meet, the organizers stated apart from the Railways, the other teams in the competition in the men’s event are:
Indian Air Force (New Delhi), Indian Navy, Lonavala, Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and Kerala Police (both Thiruvananthapuram), Bank of Baroda, Bengaluru Sports Hostel of Excellence and TNBA TRW (both Chennai) and Coimbatore District Basketball Association (CDBA).
In the women’s contest for the 19th CRI Pumps Trophy, the following 8 teams would be taking part:
Eastern Railways, Kolkata, South Western Railway-Hubli, South Central Railways, Secunderabad, Central Railways, Mumbai, Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and Kerala Police (both Thiruvananthapuram), Rising Star, Chennai and Coimbatore District Basketball Association (CDBA).
As per the organizers, the tourney will be conducted on a league-cum-knockout basis with the finals all set to be for 3rd of June.