Delhi School Basketball League returns for second season

July 25th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The second season of the Delhi School Basketball League begins Wednesday and will have teams from 18 schools in the boys and girls categories.

The event, organised by the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and IMG-Reliance, will be held between teams of 10 boys and eight girls schools. Each game will be hosted by the home team on a home-and-away basis.

The league will be played in the same format as last year. The boys teams have been separated into two groups of five each, while the girls’ teams into two groups of four. Each team will play all of its opponents in the group twice (home and away) before qualifying for the next round, the Super League, the winners of which will then meet in the final.

The league will tip off at the home of the reigning champions, Montfort School, who will play DPS (RK Puram) in both the categories Wednesday morning. Last year’s runners-up Modern School will host DPS (Mathura Road) on the same day.

“We will be looking to continue the positive momentum that we build with this league from last season into this year,” said BFI CEO Harish Sharma.

“This is a unique sports league for the school-level, and it will continue to help us identify young talent in the city as well as help promote the game amongst youngsters,” he added.

The teams:

Girls:

Group A: Montfort School, Delhi Public School (RK Puram), Bal Bharti School (Pitampura), Oxford School.

Group B: Modern School, Delhi Public School (Mathura Road), St. Michael’s School, Carmel Convent School.

Boys:

Group A: Montfort School, Delhi Public School (RK Puram), GD Goenka School, Bal Bharti School (Pitampura), Oxford School.

Group B: Modern School, Delhi Public School (Mathura Road), New Green Field School, Air Force Bal Bharti School, St. Michael’s School.

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