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CWG 2018: BFI Announces Men's National Basketball Team

Yash Matange
1.13K   //    11 Mar 2018, 18:40 IST

Basketball National Team for CWG 2018 - Men's and Women's
Basketball National Team for CWG 2018 - Men's and Women's

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 of the Men’s Team, he is the only player for India who will be playing in his second commonwealth games. The Men’s Team is in Pool B alongside England, Cameroon, and Scotland. Similar to the Women's Pool, the top two teams from Pool B will qualify for the Quarterfinals and play the bottom two teams from Pool A, which includes the hosts Australia and three top-ranked FIBA teams - Nigeria, Canada, and New Zealand.

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)   



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)

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