Basketball Federation of India President Aadhav Arjuna presented a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh each to the Tamil Nadu men’s and Kerala women’s teams who won the National level 3 x 3 Senior Basketball Championship held in Chennai.
India’s first ever 3 x 3 National Basketball Championship started on 22nd at Chennai Nehru Indoor Stadium.
A total of 56 teams participated in this series in men’s and women’s categories. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals of the tournament, jointly organized by the Basketball Federation of India and the Tamil Nadu Basketball Association, were held today.16 teams including Tamil Nadu men’s and women’s teams participated in this.
In the men’s semi-finals, the Punjab team defeated the Kerala team and the Tamil Nadu team defeated the Rajasthan team in the final.In this, the Tamil Nadu team beat the Punjab team with the score of 17 to 16 and won the champion Title.
In the women’s semi-final, the Tamil Nadu team lost the victory to the Delhi team and finished fourth.Kerala beat Delhi 20 to 15 in the women’s final.
Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Kerala teams grabbed the top three positions in the Men’s category respectively.
Similarly, in the women’s category, Kerala, Delhi and Railway teams took the top three spots.
The first place team was given a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh, the second place team got Rs 2 lakh and the third place team got Rs 1 lakh.
Basketball Federation of India President Aadhav Arjuna, High Court Justice Radhakrishnan Bhatt, Karan Singh, Selvaganesh IRS, Scott Fleming, General Secretary Kulwinder Singh and others presented the trophies and prizes.
The top 7 teams in the men’s and women’s categories of the series will participate in the 37th National Games to be held in Goa on October 23.