Chennai Sports Complex ‘Excellence’ team won the All India Basketball Tournament held at Periyakulam on Saturday.
The 61st National Basketball Tournament was held from May 15 to May 21 at the BS Thurairama Chidambaram Memorial Electronic Stadium in Periyakulam, Theni District. 24 teams participated in it.
Chennai Sports Complex ‘Excellence’ defeated New Delhi Indian Air Force 87-83 in the final on Saturday evening.
Governor KV Muraleedharan presided over the award ceremony held on Saturday evening. Anita Balthurai, a Padma Shri award winning Indian basketball player, took the lead. Cooperatives Minister I. Periyasamy graced the occasion as the special guest and presented the trophy and trophy to the Chennai team. Chennai team won the prize for the best player.
Arrangements were made by Silva Jubilee Sports Club President Amanath, Secretary P. Chidambarasooriyavelu, Vice Presidents Abu Dhabi, Hemant, Treasurer Selvaraj and staff.