April 29, 2018

India's top squads to play at Federation Cup basketball tournament in Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh)

If the Senior Nationals of Indian Basketball is a showcase of the quantity of Indian basketball, the Federation Cup is a highlight of the game's quality. This prestigious annual tournament brings together only the best state and unit teams from around the country, featuring India's top players in both the men and women's divisions.

This year, the 32nd Federation Cup National Basketball Tournament will be held at the District Sports Authority in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh from May 1-6, 2018. The best club/state teams from the top 8 states in both the Men’s and Women’s category will take part, along with hosts Andhra Pradesh. The championship is being organised by the Andhra Pradesh Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India (BFI).

The men's category of the Federation Cup has been dominated for ONGC for several years. The Dehradun-based squad has won the past five iterations of the Federation Cup, including last year's championship in Coimbatore. Chhattisgarh women won the 2017 women's category with a final's victory over Southern Railway.

The winner of the men’s championship will represent India in the 2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup, which is tentatively slated to be held somewhere in China in late September.

Participating Teams

  • ONGC Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
  • IOB Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  • Punjab Police
  • BSF Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
  • Custom and Central Excise, Kochi (Kerala)
  • Hissar Club (Haryana)
  • MEG Bangalore (Karnataka)
  • Western Railways (Indian Railways)
  • Andhra Pradesh

  • Eastern Railway (Indian Railways)
  • Kerala
  • Chattisgarh
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Karnataka
  • Telangana
  • Delhi
  • Maharashtra
  • Andhra Pradesh

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