Mar 20, 2018 International
Team India Set To Depart For Australia In Preparation For The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Bengaluru, 11th March 2018: The Indian Men and Women Basketball Teams will depart for Australia in preparation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Monday(12/03/2018) morning being held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from 4th to 15 April 2018. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will welcome more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories to the Gold Coast and event cities Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville, to share in the celebration of sport, entertainment and culture. The largest sporting event to be staged in Australia this decade, GC2018 will feature the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history, comprising 18 sports and seven para-sports.

 

The Indian basketball contingent will arrive in Gold Coast three weeks ahead of the start of the main event. Indian players will be on a exposers trip in the Runaway Bay Super Sports Centre where they will continue their training that was previously going on at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru, India since 1st February 2018. This will be only the second time since 2006 that basketball is a part of the commonwealth games again. 

Yadwinder Singh was announced as captain for the Men’s Team, he is the only player for India who will be playing in his second commonwealth games. Shireen Limaye was selected as the captain for the Women’s Team. The Men’s Team is in Pool B alongside England, Cameroon and Scotland whereas the Women’s Team is in Pool B alongside New Zealand, Jamaica and Malaysia.

 

Preliminary Round:

Men’s Team Schedule: India Vs Jamaica (5th April, Townsville)

                 India Vs England (7th April, Townsville)

                 India Vs Scotland (8th April, Townsville)

 

Women’s Team Schedule: India Vs Jamaica (5th April, Cairns)

                      India Vs Malaysia (7th April, Cairns)

                      India Vs New Zealand (8th April, Cairns)    

 

The final rosters for both the Teams are: 

 

INDIAN SR. WOMEN’ S TEAM – CWG 2018

Sr. No.

NAMES

STATE

Position

1

Shruti Menon

IR

SG/SF

2

Madhu Kumari

IR

PG

3

Navaneetha PU

IR

PF

4

R Rajapriyadarshini

IR

C

5

Raspreet Sidhu

Delhi

SG

6

Bhandavya HM

Karnataka

SG

7

Grima Merlin Varghese

Kerala

SG

8

Anjana PG

Kerala

SF

9

Jeena Scaria

Kerala

PF

10

Shireen Limaye

Maharashtra

SF

11

Anmolpreet Kaur

Japan / Punjab

C

12

Barkha Sonkar

USA / Uttar Pradesh

PG

 

 

 

 

13

Zoran Visic (Head Coach)

 

 

14

Shiba Maggon (Coach)

 

 

15

Ranjan Sharma (Physiotherapist)

 

 

16

Ajay Sud (Manager)

 

 

 

 

 

INDIAN SR. MEN’ S TEAM – CWG 2018

 

 

Sr. No.

NAMES

STATE

Position

1

Ravi Bhardwaj

Chandigarh

F

2

Arvind Arumugam

Karnataka

F

3

Satnam Singh

Punjab

C

4

Arshpreet Singh Bhullar

Punjab

G/F

5

A Aravind

Tamil Nadu

F/C

6

P Akilan

Tamil Nadu

PG

7

J Justin G

Tamil Nadu

G

8

P Jeevanantham

Tamil Nadu

F

9

Yadwinder Singh

Uttarakhand

F

10

Joginder Singh

Services

PG

11

Amritpal Singh

Australia / Punjab

C

12

Amjyot Singh

USA / Punjab

F

 

 

 

 

13

Rajinder Singh (Head Coach)

 

 

14

GRL Prasad (Head Coach)

 

 

15

Rajkumar Dubey (Physiotherapist)

 

 

16

Shakti Singh Gohil (Manager)