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Meanwhile, India - led by the brilliant Palpreet Singh Brar - won two of their eight games, but their performance was good enough to warrant them a 10th place finish (out of 16) at the tournament, their best finish since 2004.
Here is a detailed recap of the tournament, with focus on India's performances.
August 25, 2012
From August 28th - September 2, the 48th PSG Trophy tournament for Men and the 11th CRI Pumps tournament for Women will be held in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, for eight Men's and seven Women's basketball clubs from across India.
PSG Trophy (Men): ONGC (Dehradun), RCF (Punjab), Indian Navy (Delhi), Customs (Chennai), Vijaya Bank (Bangalore), South Central Railway (Secunderabad), Indian Overseas Bank (Chennai), and Income Tax (Chennai).
CRI Pumps Tournament (Women): South East Central Railway (Chhattisgarh), Southern Railway (Chennai), Electricity Board (Kerala), South Central Railway (Secunderabad), South Western Railway (Hubli), Eastern Railway (Kolkata), and Rising Star (Chennai).
Both tournaments will be played on a league basis, before the Semi Finals and Finals on the 1st and 2nd of September respectively.
ONGC and South East Central Railway won last year's Men's and Women's tournaments respectively.
August 24, 2012
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August 22, 2012
From August 20th till September 9th, inter-school basketball tournaments are set to be held between Tibetan schools across three different regions in India. According to the Dharamshala-based Tibetan National Sports Association (TNSA), these tournaments will be held for secondary and senior-secondary boys in as many as 20 schools in South India, Himachal Pradesh, and Doon Valley.
The South Indian regional tournament began on August 20 at TCV School Bylakuppe with teams from CST CVP Bylakuppe, CST Hunsur, CST Kollegal, CST Bylakuppe and CST Mundgod vying for the top spot.
The Himachal region tournament will be hosted by TCV School Gopalpur from September 7-9 and includes teams from TCV Upper Dharamsala, TCV Lower Dharamsala, TCV Suja, TCV Chauntra, STS Chauntra, CST Shimla and CST Dalhousie.
The Doon Valley teams of Tibetan Homes Foundation Rajpur, TNMF School Clement Town, CST Mussoorie, CST Herpertpur, and STS Paota Sahib will meet at TCV School Selakui on August 25.
TNSA, the only sports association in the exile community, which also manages the Tibetan National Football Association, is oragnising and financing the basketball tournament.
August 21, 2012
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August 14, 2012
22nd U18 FIBA Asia Championship, which will be held in Mongolia’s capital city Ulaanbaatar from August 17-26, 2012. After spending time in camp in New Delhi for the past month, the 12-man roster to represent India at this event was released by the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) on Sunday. Here is an India-centric preview of the upcoming tournament!
August 13, 2012
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August 9, 2012
So I’m going to pretend to be Jerry Colangelo – the director of USA Basketball, and the man responsible for building the team – for a while. I’m going to pretend that every injured player was healthy, every old player willing to sacrifice his body for the team, every young player given a chance, and no other players unfairly ignore. I’m going to reconstruct the team as I see fit based on talent and a winning system. I’m going to imagine a team that could be really capable of beating the 1992 Dream Team.
August 8, 2012
August 7, 2012
Spreading a message of academic opportunities for Indian students via the medium of basketball, the non-profit international programme Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy are hosting their first academy session 'Hoops Creating Hope' at the St. Patrick's School in Chennai, Tamil Nadu from August 6-15, 2012.
Jayachandran will lead the team for the first session in Chennai, that will invited 3-40 selected students from the area.
Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy is the first non-profit international program in India to leverage athletic values and skill as a means to develop academic opportunities for Indian students and create future community leaders. The main objective of Crossover Basketball is to leverage the untapped potential of basketball talent in India by improving the athletic skill sets of student-athletes with the goal of preparing those students for future recruitment, in combination of academics, leadership and/or basketball, by United States, and Indian high school and college programmes.
August 2, 2012