Indian Men’s Basketball team for BRICS games announced

Indian Men’s Basketball team for BRICS games announced

June 15, 2017

The Indian men’s basketball team for the upcoming BRICS Games 2017 to be held from June 17-21 at Guangzhou in China has been announced.

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

India has retained 10 of the 12 players who 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).

The team

Pari Akilan, Hafeez Muin Bek, S.Prasanna Venkatesh, B.K.Anil Kumar, Arjun Singh, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, Amjyot Singh, Arshpreet Singh, Ravi, Jeevanatham, Yadwinder Singh and Rikin Pethani.


  • Baskar (Head Coach)
  • S.P. Joseph (Assistant Coach).

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