The Indian senior men’s basketball team beat Colombo Sri Lanka Reds 21-10 in the final to emerge champions in the 3x3 South Asian Basketball Association Championship at Gateway College in Colombo.
The day began with India dominating Nepal 20-10 in a must-win last league match to advance to the semifinals as the second seeded team.
In the semifinals, India continued their strong showing to beat Sri Lanka Blacks by a comfortable margin of 18-10.
Siddhant Shinde said after the gold medal finish: “We hope this inspires the youth in the country to take up basketball.”
As South Asia winners, the four-man squad comprising Shinde, Basil Philip, Rajesh Uppar and Jeevanantham Pandi, has now qualified for the 3x3 World Tour which will be held on August 15th and 16th in Beijing, China.