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For most of the young players, basketball existed in India outside the metros. There are various schools and colleges where basketball is the most admired sport.

Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body for basketball in India which was formed in 1950. Additionally, it has given wings to many basketball enthusiasts. The Governing body of basketball- BFI is also developing and promotes this game of the sport at all levels.

Towards this end, the BFI undertakes three major initiatives that include developing and organizing the National Teams (Senior, U18, U16, and U14), organizing national championships and federation cups, developing the sport from grassroots upwards through, inter alia.

Inter alia is a conduct of coaching certification courses in collaboration with the international basketball association i.e. FIBA and organizing the Indian School & College Basketball leagues.

Basketball has its place in the history in 1930 when it was played for the first time. It was started with the first Indian National Championship for men and was conducted in 1934 in New Delhi.

Throughout history, Indians learned to value this sport. The fast scoring and intense activity from the beginning until the end is one of the aspects that gave fame to this sport.

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: Wikipedia


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