SAG Hoopsters Set to Attend Camp in Delhi

Published: 31st January 2016 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st January 2016 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: Amid uncertainty over the fate of basketball in the upcoming South Asian Games (SAG), the selection trials to pick the squads for the multi-sport event were held in New Delhi on Saturday. The trials, organised by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), to select the probables for the men’s and women’s squad were attended by players from leading Public Sector Units and states, with Karnataka being the lone exception, sources said on Saturday.

According to IOA officials a 14-member squad has been picked and will start  training at Delhi from Sunday. The teams will shift camp to Guwahati and join the  tournament which is slated to start on Feb 11.  “ We have identified the probables and are expecting to hold camp for seven days,” said IOA secretary Rajeev Mehta.

Players, however, observed the confusion still remains over the team’s participation in SAG. “We are hearing that K Govindraj’s faction will move Karnataka HC on Monday. The future of the event depends on the verdict,” a player said.

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