IOB-CDBA league concluded, IOB emerged winners
It was a wonderful evening for the audience as the IOB played against Chennai Customs on the final day of the league.
IOB started the match scoring two points, withing the first minute of the match. But the mighty IOB team displayed a less performance against Customs, as it wen down 12-23 in the first quarter. Even though IOB took a lead of 28-27 during the second quarter, Customs displayed a wonderful act and again took a lead of 36-34. There after, there was no turning back for the Customs team, as it was leading in the third quarter and finished the second half of the match with an overall score of 74-72.
Even though the IOB was confirmed of the title, the loss did an enormous damage to its reputation as a mighty team in India. IOB won all its previous 8 matches in the league, and in the final day, one could see the local crowd cheering for the Chennai Customs, as they were on their way to become the first team to defeat IOB in the league.
S. Chandrasekaran, GM and Secretary, IOB Sports Board, gave away the prizes in the presence of R. Perisami, Commissioner of Customs (Air-Cargo).
Chennai Customs 74 (Vinod 18, Saravana Rajan 25, Dinesh 11) beat IOB 72 (Vineeth 18, Abilek Paul 18, Hareesh 11).
BSNL Chennai Telephones 85 (Mohanraj 13, Saravana Kumar 26, Arun Chandra Dass 21, Dilliraj 15) beat ICF 76 (Akilan 24, Ashwin 16, Sikandar Oli Raja 23).
Positions (Played, Won, Lost, Points):
Indian Overseas Bank, 9-8-1-16; Chennai Customs 9-7-3-14; ICF 9-6-3-12; Indian Bank 9-6-3-12; BSNL 9-6-3-12; Satyabama 9-6-3-12; Southern Railway 9-2-7-4; State Police 9-2-7-4; Gopalapuram BC 9-1-8-2; State Bank 9-0-9-0