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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. Towards this end, the BFI undertakes three major initiatives: (1) Developing and organizing the National Teams (Senior, U18, U16, U14), (2) Conducting National Championships and Federation Cups as platforms for scouting and talent identification, and (3) Developing the sport from grassroots upwards through, inter alia, the conduct of coaching certification courses in collaboration with the international basketball association i.e. FIBA and organising the Indian School & College Basketball leagues.
Shri K Govindraj is the current President of the BFI, with Shri Chander Mukhi Sharma as the Secretary-General. The full list of office bearers is as follows:
President: K Govindraj. Senior vice-president: Teja Singh Dhaliwal. Vice-presidents: Ajay Sud, Dr DR Saini, Shafiq Shaikh, Bhupendra Shahi, L Suren. Secretary-general: Chander Mukhi Sharma. Associate secretaries: Shakti Singh Gohil, Jugraj Singh, Fr Ralin De Souza, T Chengalraya Naidu. Treasurer: V Raghothaman. Executive committee: Munish Sharma, Ashely Do Rosario, TA Andrapathi, TVSN Prasad, Norman Isac, Dr Prakash Paquiray Sandou.
FASTEST RISING TEAM IN ASIA
In a shot in the arm for the Indian basketball fraternity, the senior Indian men's national team (fondly known as "Young Cagers") have done the nation proud by finishing 8th at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship for Men. In doing so, the side, with an average age of just 24, established a series of individual and team milestones:
The FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2017 will be held from 23rd to 29th July 2017 in Bengaluru, Karnataka; while the FIBA U-16 Women Asian Championship 2017 will be held from 22nd to 28th October in Hyderabad, Telangana
Results from final day (8) of the 67th Senior National Basketball Championship that concluded in Puducherry.