BRICS Games 2017: Indian Senior men’s team Ready to participate

  |    June 17th, 2017   |   0

Bengaluru (News4City)- After successfully completing a historic five-peat of SABA Championships, the Indian senior men’s basketball team is all set to participate in the upcoming BRICS Games 2017 from 17-21 June in Guangzhou city. The young cagers, along with the under-20 women’s volleyball team, and the men’s and women’s wushu teams will form the Indian contingent participating in the championship.

India’s training camp for the tournament was held from 5th-14th June, at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Indoor Stadium, Netaji Subhas Southern Centre (NSSC), Bengaluru with 14 players, and the final selections were made on 10th June.

India has retained 10 of the 12 players featured in the 5th SABA Championship. Punjab’s sharp shooter Arshpreet Singh Bhullar and star player Amjyot Singh Gill are the new additions to the squad that successfully defended its title in Maldives. Centre Amritpal Singh, who was a big part of the victory at the SABA championships, was unavailable for the duration of the training camp as he was invited to Australia by NBL team Sydney Kings for their rookie camp.

The BRICS Games 2017 will help the Indian men prepare better for the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 in August, as it exposes them to higher calibre opponents like Russia (WR 9) and hosts China (WR 14).

India’s matches schedule is still to be announced. The list of the complete squad is given below.

INDIAN SQUAD FOR THE BRICS GAMES 2017

Sr.
Number
Family Name/
Last Name
Given Name/
First Name
Place of Birth Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy) Height Position
1 Pari Akilan Chennai Tamil Nadu 20/07/1989 180 (5’10.8”) PG
2 Hafeez Muin Bek Dharmapuri Tamil Nadu 16/03/1996 190
(6’2”)
F
3 Sivakumar Prasanna Venkatesh Gobichettipalayam Tamil Nadu 25/09/1992 186
(6’1”)
F
4 Bukankere Krishne Gowda Anil Kumar Mandya Karnataka 31/07/1989 185
(6’)
F
5 Singh Arjun Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 8/6/1992 189
(6’2”)
SG
6 Bhriguvanshi Vishesh Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 13/09/1991 195
(6’4.5”)
SG
7 Gill Amjyot Singh Chandigarh Punjab 27/1/1992 203
(6’8”)
PF/C
8 Bhullar Arshpreet Singh Jalandhar Punjab 10/2/1996 190
(6’2.8”)
SG
9 Bhardwaj Ravi Chandigarh Chandigarh

 

31/10/1992 207
(6’9.5”)
C
10 Pandi Jeevanatham Virudhunagar Tamil Nadu 13/10/1994 200
(6’7”)
C
11 Yadwinder Singh Rasulpur Khurd Punjab 30/12/1986 198
(6’6”)
PF
12 Pethani Rikin Sajiavadar Amreli Gujarat

 

02/12/1990 203
(6’8”)
PF/C