Basketball to get boost: BFI chief

Updated: May 02, 2011, 19:12 PM IST

Ludhiana: Sponsorship coming from some leading industrial houses of the country is set to give a boost to basketball, said Basketball Federation of India President RS Gill.

The Reliance Group and Mahindra and Mahindra have agreed to extend their patronage to the game.

Gill said that his organisation had decided to start a college basketball league at the national level from this year.

"This league would be on the pattern of the existing National School Basketball League Championship," he said, adding that this year`s National Basketball Championship would be held in Chennai in December.