January 6, 2012

Roster annouced for Formula 23 Basketball Club India

Providing an opportunity to Indian-origin basketball players from other countries as well as Indian players who never qualified for club/state teams at home, Indian-American basketball trainer Shahid Bhat has created a new semi-professional basketball team Formula 12 Basketball Club India, or F23BCI, who will be taking part in basketball tournaments in India starting from later this year.

After tryouts at the Hansraj College in New Delhi, Bhat announced the roster of players for his team on F23BCI's Facebook Page. Once a schedule for games and practice has been finalised, this team will convene together to go through a vigorous training camp before heading out to compete against other teams in India. The roster features former CCAA player of the year Inderbir Gill and basketball analytics entrepreneur Vasu Kulkarni, amongst other players from around India or of Indian-origin.

On Friday, January 6th, team owner Shahid Bhat announced that India's star point guard Talwinderjit Singh 'TJ' Sahi was also added to the roster of the team.

F23BCI Roster

Inderbir Singh Gill
TJ Sahi
Ekam Nagra
Aukif Khan
Vasu Kulkarni
Abhishek John
Syed Shamsul Arfeen
Abu Bakr
Vinay Kaushik
Pravin Dovan
Shubindo Bhundel
Vipin Dhaiya
Adarsh Hooda

OWNER/Head Coach/GM: Shahid Bhat

Watch this space: Bhat has been involved with promoting basketball in Kashmir for the last few years. I will be posting a detailed interview and story on the new club in a few days.


  1. Is this going down? Should be nice! Inderbir Gill is by far the best brown player in the world.

  2. Rishi Kakad is the most underrated Indian basketball player ever! He has so much talent and he was a superstar last season in the EBL british league. He should be on this list.

  3. What ever happened to this!? I know two of these players, Ekam Nagra and Inderbir Gill who is probably the best Indian player in Canada

    1. Not sure if it ever blossomed to the organizers vision. I don't think they ever got together to play in India

  4. What happened with this. Inderbir's awesome.