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CBSE National Boys' Basketball Championship 2023 tips off in Chhattisgarh
The tournament - from November 16 to 20 - at DPS, Rajnandgaon, is seeing 41 teams from across India as well as middle East are vying for the title.
India’s biggest school board - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) - with over 28000 schools affiliated under it - is conducting the National Round of its Boys’ Basketball Championship, for the year 2023.
41 winning and runners up teams from various regional Clusters are taking part in the Finale Round that got underway yesterday at Delhi Public School, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh.
Pool A: Yugantar Public School, Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh); The Asian School, Dehradun (Uttarakhand); Gujarat Public School, Baroda (Gujarat); Army Public School - New Cant., Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh); National Public School, Koramangala, Bengaluru (Karnataka)
Pool B: Delhi Public School, Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh); Delhi Public School, Hyderabad (Telangana); The Mann School, Delhi; The Vellammal International School, Ponneri, Chennai (Tamil Nadu); Rishikul Sr. Secondary School, Panipat (Haryana)
Pool C: Central Academy School, Police Line, Kota (Rajasthan); Mount Index International School, Indore (Madhya Pradesh); Emerald Public School, Salem (Tamil Nadu); Mother Public School, Bhubaneshwar (Odisha); ITI Public School, New Delhi
Pool D: Bhavans B.P. Vidya Mandir, Wathoda, Nagpur (Maharashtra); D.A.V. Centenary Public School, Sirsa (Haryana); Sunbeam School, Varuna, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh); Chirec International School, Hyderabad (Telangana); Gurunanak Mission Public School, Paonta Sahib (Himachal Pradesh)
Pool E: United Indian School, Kuwait; Rao Prahlad Singh Sr Sec. School, Khatod (Haryana); Vidya Bharti Chinmaya Vidyalaya TELCO, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand); Spring Dale Sr School, Amritsar (Punjab); Vikhe Patil Memorial School, Pune (Maharashtra)
Pool F: St Fidelis Sr Secondary School, Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh); Al Khor International School, Al Khor, Doha (Qatar); Silverhills Public School, Kozhikode (Kerala); DAV Public School, Ludhiana (Punjab); Annie Besant School, Indore (Madhya Pradesh)
Pool G: Spring Dale School, Dubai (United Arab Emirates); Army Public School, Narangi, Guwahati (Assam); Sanskar School, Jaipur (Rajasthan); Navrachana International School, Vadodara (Gujarat); International Indian School, Dammam (Saudi Arabia)
Pool H: Indian School, Muscat (Oman); The Asian School, Kingdom of Bahrain; Our Own School, Dubai; Oxford Central School, Karavalur (Kerala); Ch Kehar Singh Divya Public School, Baraut (Uttar Pradesh); Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School, Chevayur (Kerala)
The tournament is being played in a league cum knockout format, with the top two teams from each pool progressing to pre-quarterfinals.
Yugantar Public School, Rajnandgaon are the defending champions, while last year’s runners up Yuva Shakti School, Delhi failed to qualify for these Nationals. Meanwhile, hosts DPS, Rajnandgaon had finished third in the previous edition.
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