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FIBA Referees Clinic returns to India after four-year-gap
34 male and female refs took part in the clinic conducted by Walid Marcell Abirached, Head of Refereeing - FIBA Asia
After a reported gap of four years, FIBA’s Referees’ Clinic returned to India earlier this week.
Helmed by FIBA Asia’s Head of Referring Mr Walid Marcell Abirached, 34 male and female referees participated in a three-day seminar in Chennai, from October 3 to 5.
The topics covered included both theoretical and practical perspectives, with a special focus on the latest FIBA rule changes.
As quoted in FIBA.com, BFI President Mr Aadhav Arjuna had this to say:
“I am extremely happy that the Basketball Federation of India has been given the privilege of conducting this referees' workshop. I am sure that the three-day clinic will definitely give a lift to the standard of officiating in the country.”
BFI Technical Commission Chairman Mr Norman Isaac added:
"The theoretical and practical sessions provided in-depth knowledge of fundamentals and mechanics of officiating, with deep insights into the finer technical aspects. It received enthusiasm among the candidates, which will help build a strong referee base."
The workshop was organized by FIBA’s Regional Office in Asia, and is part of its continued efforts to raise the standards of officiating across its 44 member federations.
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