The Punjab males’s staff has at all times been a robust unit with well-built energy forwards paving the way in which for the facet’s success.
For a staff with such a wealth of expertise, the 11-time champion’s outcomes haven’t been exceptional. Within the final decade, it has gained solely thrice.
Nonetheless, when the Senior Nationwide basketball championships start on the Nehru Indoor Stadium on Sunday with a brand new format, Punjab will likely be desirous to bag a hat-trick of crowns.
With three present Internationals in Amjyot Singh, Amritpal Singh and Princepal Singh and different equally good gamers, Punjab, undoubtedly, has the wherewithal to clinch the title.
Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Providers and Indian Railways aren’t going to be pushovers, and can need to show their mettle. Within the ladies’s part, possibly, it is going to be a battle between Railways and Kerala within the remaining.
The brand new format requires the performances of the primary spherical to be carried over to the second spherical. “The league efficiency issues. Now we have to beat opponents with a higher-margin as it is going to be a bonus going into the second spherical,” remarked Tamil Nadu’s captain Muin Benk, at a press convention on Saturday.
“We’re very assured of organising a profitable Nationals,” stated Aadhav Arjuna, President of Tamil Nadu Basketball Affiliation.
Males: Group A: Punjab, Gujarat, Kerala, Telangana; B: UP, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Providers; C: TN, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Mizoram; D: MP, Haryana, West Bengal, Indian Railways.
Girls: Group A: Railways, Delhi, Maharashtra, TN; B: UP, Kerala, MP; C: Telangana, Odisha, Haryana, Assam; D: Rajasthan, Punjab, West Bengal, Karnataka.