04-OCT-2019: UP State Senior Basketball Championship begins at AMU
Aligarh, October 4: Five days of intense competition, 50 teams of boys and girls representing colleges and universities from across Uttar Pradesh will battle to earn the title of winners in the 59th UP State Senior Basketball Championship-2019 at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
The tournament began with AMU Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Akhtar Haseeb and Mr Akash Kulhari, IPS, SSP Aligarh unleashing balloons at the Basketball Court, University Games Committee. Thirty teams of boys and 19 teams of girls are participating in two different tournaments of the championship.
Presiding over the function, the Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof Akhtar Haseeb said that sports denote team work, which can also be greatly applied to other areas.
He urged the participating teams to deliver their best performance.
Attending the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest, Mr Akash Kulhari, IPS, SSP Aligarh asked the teams to play without stress and be fully satisfied with their performance.
He congratulated AMU for hosting the state-level championship.
AMU student and basketball player, Sakshi Sharma administered the oath of fair play with the participating teams.
Prof S Amjad Ali Rizvi, Secretary, University Games Committee delivered the welcome address while Dr Jameel Ahmad, President, Gymkhana Club extended the vote of thanks.
Vanshika Keshwani and Afnan conduct the opening ceremony.
On the opening day, five matches in the girl's category and six matches in the boy's category took place.
In the girl's tournament, Lucknow University defeated Agra 50-30, North Eastern Railway won by 50-8 against Gorakhpur, Seema Surakshabal overcame Allahabad by 57-15, Meerut defeated Lucknow with 47-20 score and another team from Allahabad won against UP Police in a nail biting 33-30 finish.
Ghaziabad defeated Agra 59-27 in the first match of boy's category. In rest of the matches, host team AMU defeated Bulandshahr 65-52, another Bulandshahr team triumphed over Lucknow with 54-45 score, a team from Aligarh won against Kanpur in close 44-41 finish, Bijnor defeated Muradabad 65-40, Allahabad University won against Saharanpur 42-35 and Azamgarh lost to Sonbhadra 29-19.
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PVC Prof Akhtar Haseeb addressing the inaugural ceremony of 59th UP State Senior Basketball Championship 2019 at AMU
Players taking pledge during the inaugural ceremony of 59th UP State Senior Basketball Championship 2019 at AMU (2)
Players taking pledge during the inaugural ceremony of 59th UP State Senior Basketball Championship 2019 at AMU (1)
Players in action during a match between Meerut and Lucknow at the 59th UP State Senior Basketball Championship 2019 at AMU