BFI-IMG Reliance School League 2013 begins

Mumbai is among the eight cities in which the BFI, in collaboration with IMG Reliance and State Basketball Associations organizing the 2013-2014 BFI-IMG Reliance School League to help develop and promote an organized structure of basketball in schools. The school winners from each of the states will participate in the National Champions Cup to be held in April/May, 2014 in New Delhi.

The Mumbai edition of the IMG-Reliance School league began on November 30th, 2013 and is organized by Elevate India Sports in association with the Maharashtra State Basketball Association.

The leagues comprises of 20 of the top basketball playing schools per city (10 boys & 10 girls). Each team will play a total of 8 games over a period of 1 month and a total of 64 games will be played during the group stage, which will be followed with a knockout tournament to crown the Mumbai City Champion. Games will be held at rotating locations in different schools & colleges to provide all institutions the opportunity to host the league. The Knock Out phase will be held from December 16th onwards.

As part of the 2013-14 School League, BFI and IMG Reliance have put aside money for each participating School for minor refurbishments of their home courts. These refurbishments include new nets, rims, paintings, basketballs, etc. With the help of the State Basketball Association, BFI and IMG Reliance hopes this initiative will incentivize schools to invest in basketball.

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