15 under-16 boys from all parts of India have been chosen by the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) for a 20-day coaching camp at the Ludhiana Basketball Academy, from June 12 – July 1. This coaching camp will help prepare India’s U16 Basketball Team to travel to Russia for the 5th Children of Asia International Sports Games.
The ‘Children of Asia’ Games – held in compliance with the decision of the President of the Russian Federation – are an international sporting event for youth athletes, resembling a smaller version of the Summer Olympics. The first such event was launched in Russia back in 1996. This year, it will be held under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from July 4-12 in the cities of Yakutsk, Mirny, and Neryungri of the Sakha Republic in Yakutia, Russia.
The event will feature participation from nearly two dozen Asian countries and from several regions of Russia itself. The programme for the 5th games will included 20 different kinds of sports, including basketball.
Players selected for camp in Ludhiana: Narender, Manpreet Singh, Himanshu Singh, Abhishek Rai, Mahipal Singh, Devender Khatik, Yogesh Kanderiya, Akhilesh Kumar Tudu, Saleem Malik, Ashiv Jain, Sanjeev Kumar, Akashdeep Hazra, Navdeep Singh, Gurwinder Singh, and Jolam Mouddin.
The camp is being held in association with the Punjab Basketball Association.