There is exciting news for hoop addicts in the capital - starting from the August 16th, several of the top schools in New Delhi will showcase their best basketball talents against each other in the 1st Delhi School League. The league will be held for both the girls and boys section, and is being organised by the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) as well as IMG-Reliance.
Basketball is a game regularly played in most schools in India, but rarely gets the mainstream attention that it deserves. This league will help to encourage the young students to master the game and will also promote basketball amongst other students, families, and schools.
The teams for both the sections have been divided into two groups of five teams each. Each school will play the other schools in their group in twice - once home and once away. The top two teams from each group will then qualify for a ‘Super League’, and the top two teams from the Super League will play each other in the Finals. Each team will learn two points for a victory, one for a loss, and zero for a loss by forfeit.
Games are set to be played between 9 - 11 AM every morning starting from Monday, August 16th. The first round games will finish on September 7th, before the competition proceeds to the Super League stage. Further schedule shall be released later.
Participating teams are:
The competition shall be conducted in accordance with current FIBA rules.