Basketball Federation of India
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Basketball Federation of India (BFI) is the governing and controlling body of Basketball in India. It is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI manages all the national level basketball operations in India. It is involved in organizing training camps and national tournaments, and in preparing Indian teams for both men and women international competitions in various age categories. The national team of India is also called as Young Cagers.
First national level tournaments were organized in India in 1934. The India national basketball team became a member of FIBA in 1936. The governing body, BFI, was formed in 1950. Poonam Mahajan is the President (and also the first women President) of Basketball Federation of India. The current head of BFI is R.S. Gill.
Awards and recognition for Indian Basketball players
The Indian basketball players have also won several trophies for their country. There are 17 Indian basketball players, who have been honored by the Government of India through the Arjuna Award. 2 players were bestowed with Dhyan Chand Awards for lifetime achievement.
- "About the BFI". BFI. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
- Poonam Mahajan becomes first women president of Basketball Federation of India
- https://web.archive.org/web/20130110095730/http://www.indiabasketball.org/inner.php?page=4. Archived from the original on January 10, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2013. Missing or empty
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