One of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in India - the Savio Cup is set to return for it's ninth edition at the Don Bosco High School in Matunga, Mumbai from Saturday, January 11th. The tournament will feature seven teams in the Men's edition and four Women squads. American basketball outfit Sportspower will return to defend their title from last year, while women's champions Southern Railway will once again start as favourites in their division.
included three former NBA players: Jerome Williams, Anthony Bonner, and Paul Grant. Sportspower defeated ONGC in the finale, while the Women's title was decided with Southern Railway's victory over host side Maharashtra.
Savio Cup 9 participating teams:
Men: Sportspower USA, ONGC, IOB, Income Tax, Punjab, Services Maharashtra.
Women: Southern Railway, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Kerala.
ONGC (Uttarakhand) and Chhattisgarh will be looking to carry over some positive momentum after their victory at the Federation Cup in Ahmedabad earlier this week.
The tournament will conclude with finals on Saturday, January 18th.