They'll whoop your squad and demand the receipts.
Undefeated in the tournament and having already notched a group stage victory over Vijaya Bank, Income Tax were determined to cap off their campaign on a high. After Vijaya Bank took an early lead, the 'Taxmen' bounced back with a 26-14 run in the second quarter to create some separation between the squads. Vijaya Bank turned up their defensive intensity in the fourth for a late comeback, but a clutch late lay-up by Income Tax's G. Sivabalan helped secure the 76-72 victory. Ravi Kumar scored 26 to lead IT in the final and Jeevanantham Pandi added 16. Vijaya Bank were led by Anil Kumar (27) and Arvind Arumugam (20).
Sivabalan was named the tournament's MVP.
Participating teams in the tournament included Vijaya Bank (Bengaluru), Indian Customs (Pune), Indian Navy (Lonavala), ICF (Chennai), Income Tax (Chennai), Telangana, and Karnataka. Reigning champions IOB (Chennai) did not take part this year.
Along with trophies, cash prizes of Rs. 1,00,000/- for the winners, Rs. 50,000/- for the runners-up, and Rs. 25,000/- and Rs. 10,000 for the 3rd and 4th place teams respectively, were awarded.
- Winners: Income Tax
- Runners-up: Vijaya Bank
- Third Place: Indian Navy
- Fourth Place: ICF
- MVP: G. Sivabalan (Income Tax)
- Most Promising Player: Hareesh M. (Vijaya Bank)
- Best Defensive Player: Clinton Andrews (Vijaya Bank)
- Crowd Favourite: Ravi Kumar (Income Tax)