The 56th India Men’s National Basketball Tournament for the PSG trophy is all set to commence from 3-7 August at PSG Tech Indoor Sports Complex. The inaugural for the same will follow on 3rd August at 5 pm.
Accordingly, R. Rudhramorthy, President, PSG Sports Club and K. Prakash, Principal, PSG Tech the inaugural guests will preside over the event followed by the first round of the scheduled matches on the same day.
Eight leading teams across the country, Punjab Police – Punjab, Indian Navy – Lonavala, Indian Bank – Chennai, Sports Hostel of Excellence – Chennai, Integral Coach Factory – Chennai, Kerala State Electricity Board – Kerala, Kerala Police – Kerala and Bank of Baroda – Bangaluru will battle ahead in the tournament. Awards worth Rs. 1, 00,000 with trophy, Rs. 50,000 with trophy, Rs. 20,000, Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000 will be rewarded to the winners, runners, third runner, fourth runner and the Best Player respectively.
The Semi-final and the final are scheduled on the 6th and 7th of August respectively. Followed by the award ceremony on 7th August. Reportedly, guests G. Sameeran, Coimbatore district Collector, L. Gopalakrishnan Managing Trustee PSG Institutions, G.Selvaraj President Coimbatore District Basketball Association, Joint Managing Director of C.R.I.Pumps will preside over the concluding ceremony.
The committee stated that the participating teams are selected based on state-level selection conducted by the basketball federation. Also, the players of these teams have high employability in various sectors, including the Indian Railways. Hence, the teams’ arrival has begun and the committee has taken charge of accommodating these teams.
In addition, the 56th tournament has resumed after 2-years of the pandemic, with has led to its great attention. The organizing committee has announced to live stream all the matches on YouTube, facilitating the ease of approach for the audience to enjoy the tournament from across the country and even abroad.