Indian College Basketball League to kick start in Indore
Indore, October 9, 2014: After a successful launch of Indian School Basketball League, Basketball Federation of India (BFI) in collaboration with IMG Reliance is ready to launch Indian College Basketball League (ICBL) in Indore. With about 480 colleges, 5700+ students participating, and hosted in 21 cities, ICBL is one of its kind national program which gives the basketball playing youth a platform on pan-India basis.
Day One of the Premier League will see the boys’ team from Islamia Karimia College playing against Acropolis Institute of Managementin the opening match, followed by the hosts IIST College taking on St. Paul Institute. In the girl’s category, eves from Renaissance College will be playing against St. Paul Institute in the first game. Hosts IIST will also be in action against the SIMS School of Management during the course of the day.
Talking about the commencement of the college league, Mrs. Roopam Harish Sharma, CEO, Basketball Federation of India, said “We have had a great start to ISBL and we look to take it forward with ICBL. We wish to find the best pool of talent in the country and ICBL is an important step in that direction. Initiatives like ICBL and ISBL are long term initiatives but we are sure that they will be important stepping stones towards the betterment of playing standards in the country”
Schedule – Day 1
Venus: IIST College
|Sl. No.||Team A||Vs||Team B||Place||B/G||Date||Time|
|1||Islamia Karimia College||Vs||Acropolis Institute of Management||IIST||Boys||10-10-2014||9.30|
|3||RENAISSANCE COLLEGE||Vs||SIMS SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT||IIST||Boys||10-10-2014||11.30|
|4||ACROPOLIS INSTITUTE -2||Vs||PRESTIGE ENG.||IIST||Boys||10-10-2014||12.30|
|6||ACROPOLIS INSTITUTE||Vs||PRESTIGE ENG.||IIST||Girls||10-10-2014||10.30
|7||SIMS SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT||Vs||IIST||IIST||Girls||10-10-2014||11.30|
|8||GUJRATI COLLEGE||Vs||CLOTH MARKET COLLEGE||IIST||Girls||10-10-2014||12.30|
About the Basketball Federation of India
The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honor of Arjuna Award. More information at www.indiabasketball.org
About IMG Reliance
IMG Reliance Pvt Ltd., is an equal joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company. The joint venture company will develop market and manage sports and entertainment in India. Its current assets include India’s premier fashion event, Lakmé Fashion Week and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event, the Aircel Chennai Open. IMG Reliance has entered agreements with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India and the All India Football Federation (AIFF), to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.
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