Team India set to depart for Australia for CWG 2018


Team India set to depart for Australia in preparation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games     

Bengaluru, 11th March 2018: The Indian Men and Women Basketball Teams will depart for Australia in preparation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Monday(12/03/2018) morning being held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from 4th to 15 April 2018. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will welcome more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories to the Gold Coast and event cities Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville, to share in the celebration of sport, entertainment and culture. The largest sporting event to be staged in Australia this decade, GC2018 will feature the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history, comprising 18 sports and seven para-sports.

The Indian basketball contingent will arrive in Gold Coast three weeks ahead of the start of the main event. Indian players will be on a exposers trip in the Runaway Bay Super Sports Centre where they will continue their training that was previously going on at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru, India since 1st February 2018. This will be only the second time since 2006 that basketball is a part of the commonwealth games again.

Yadwinder Singh was announced as captain for the Men’s Team, he is the only player for India who will be playing in his second commonwealth games. Shireen Limaye was selected as the captain for the Women’s Team. The Men’s Team is in Pool B alongside England, Cameroon and Scotland whereas the Women’s Team is in Pool B alongside New Zealand, Jamaica and Malaysia.

Preliminary Round:

Men’s Team Schedule: India Vs Jamaica (5th April, Townsville)

India Vs England (7th April, Townsville)

India Vs Scotland (8th April, Townsville)

Women’s Team Schedule: India Vs Jamaica (5th April, Cairns)

India Vs Malaysia (7th April, Cairns)

India Vs New Zealand (8th April, Cairns)

The final rosters for both the Teams are:


Sr. No. NAMES STATE Position
1 Shruti Menon IR SG/SF
2 Madhu Kumari IR PG
3 Navaneetha PU IR PF
4 R Rajapriyadarshini IR C
5 Raspreet Sidhu Delhi SG
6 Bhandavya HM Karnataka SG
7 Grima Merlin Varghese Kerala SG
8 Anjana PG Kerala SF
9 Jeena Scaria Kerala PF
10 Shireen Limaye Maharashtra SF
11 Anmolpreet Kaur Japan / Punjab C
12 Barkha Sonkar USA / Uttar Pradesh PG
13 Zoran Visic (Head Coach)
14 Shiba Maggon (Coach)
15 Ranjan Sharma (Physiotherapist)
16 Ajay Sud (Manager)


Sr. No. NAMES STATE Position
1 Ravi Bhardwaj Chandigarh F
2 Arvind Arumugam Karnataka F
3 Satnam Singh Punjab C
4 Arshpreet Singh Bhullar Punjab G/F
5 A Aravind Tamil Nadu F/C
6 P Akilan Tamil Nadu PG
7 J Justin G Tamil Nadu G
8 P Jeevanantham Tamil Nadu F
9 Yadwinder Singh Uttarakhand F
10 Joginder Singh Services PG
11 Amritpal Singh Australia / Punjab C
12 Amjyot Singh USA / Punjab F
13 Rajinder Singh (Head Coach)
14 GRL Prasad (Head Coach)
15 Rajkumar Dubey (Physiotherapist)
16 Shakti Singh Gohil (Manager)

About Basketball Federation of India

The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honour of Arjuna Awards. Earlier in June 2015, 19-year-old Satnam Singh Bhamara made history by becoming the first Indian national to be drafted by an NBA team, when he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks. More information at

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