Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Cuttack, Feb 25:
The state senior men’s and women’s teams have left for New Delhi to participate in the 64th Senior National Men’s & Women’s Basketball championship at Thyagaraj stadium beginning February 26.
The championship will be concluded on March 5.
The men’s team has the following players – Ashok Kumar Nayak, Sashikant Mohanty, Ashish Ranjan Behera, Sanjib Beura, Prasant Kumar Das, Bhabani Shankar Sahu, Lagnajit Barik, P Suresh Kumar, Jarkin Lakra, Kartik Behera, Feroz Barua and Viznes V.
The women’s team has Satyasobhana Patnaik, Rajashree Sahu, Sushree Sangita Rout, Urbasi Mallick, Sibani Sahu, S Patnaik, S Begum and Subhangi Sahu.
The teams are being accompanied by Sarat Chandra Mohapatra (manager, men’s team), Gitanjali Patnaik (manager, women’s team) and coaches Sidharth Sengupta, Pradip Kumar Parida and Prasant Kumar.
The teams are being led by the treasurer of Odisha Basketball Association Amiya Kumar Mohapatra as chief de mission.