Se­nior Bas­ket­ball from De­cem­ber 17-28

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS - By Ab­dul­lah Shah­nawaz

The 52nd Se­nior Na­tion­als Bas­ket­ball Tour­na­ment or­gan­ised by the Sri Lanka Bas­ket­ball Fed­er­a­tion will kick off on Dec. 17 with its ‘ level one’ matches go­ing on un­til Dec. 28. These matches will be played at the Army In­door court and the Su­gath­adasa In­door Sta­dium.

The tour­na­ment will be played across three lev­els and will fea­ture teams rep­re­sent­ing all 25 dis­tricts, as well as the army, air force, po­lice, navy, schools and uni­ver­si­ties.

The level two matches will be held in Bat­ticaloa and level three matches will be in Galle and Matara, in Jan­uary 2019.

Forty- five men’s and women’s teams across all three lev­els will bat­tle it out for their re­spec­tive tro­phies.

The ten men’s teams chal­leng­ing the level one tro­phy are Sri Lanka Air Force, Colombo Dis­trict BA, Ham­ban­thota Dis­trict BA, Mer­can­tile Ser­vices BA, Gam­paha Dis­trict BA, Sri Lanka Schools, Sri Lanka Army, Put­ta­lam Dis­trict BA, Sri Lanka Po­lice, Sri Lanka Navy. Ad­di­tion­ally eight women’s teams will com­pete in this phase of the tour­na­ment.

The level two men’s teams are SL Uni­ver­si­ties SA, Kandy Dis­trict BA, Jaffna Dis­trict BA, Ku­rune­gala Dis­trict BA, Bat­ticaloa Dis­trict BA, Anu­rad­ha­pura Dis­trict BA, and Galle Dis­trict BA.

Mul­laitivu Dis­trict BA, Ka­lu­tara Dis­trict BA, Badulla Dis­trict BA, Vavu­niya Dis­trict BA, Matara Dis­trict BA, Na­tion­al­ize, Ke­galle Dis­trict BA, Polon­naruwa Dis­trict BA, Mat a l e D i s t r i c t BA, Kilinochchi Dis­trict BA, Trin­co­ma­lee Dis­trict BA, Rat­na­pura Dis­trict BA and Man­nar Dis­trict BA.

CWT Glo­belink Colombo (Pvt) Ltd will spon­sor the Colombo phase of the tour­na­ment.

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