Top teams for all-India basketball tournament in Coimbatore

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Top national players, representing different teams, will be seen in action in the 54th All India basketball tournament for the PSG Trophy, beginning here on September nine.

Eight leading teams-Indian Army (Delhi), who finished runner-up in 2017, Indian Bank (Chennai), Indian Railways, Income Tax (Chennai), Vijaya Bank (Bengaluru), Customs (Kochi), ICF (Chennai) and IAF (Delhi)- will be vying for honours in the five-day tournament.

Defending champion Indian Overseas Bank is not participating in the tournament to be held at PSG Tech Indoor Complex with wooden flooring, PSG Institutions Managing Trustee, L Gopalakrishnan, the organisers, told reporters today.

The matches will be played on league basis till September 11 and semi-finals and finals will be held on September 12 and 13 respectively, he said.

The winners will get Rs one lakh, the runner-up Rs 50,000 while the best player will receive Rs 10,000.

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