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S.A.S. Nagar Boys & Ludhiana District Girls won the 44th Sub Junior Basketball Championship 2017
 
Amritpal Singh honoured in Sydney, Australia
 
Amyjot Singh and Amritpal Singh International Players of Ludhiana Basketball Academy joined in the Punjab Police.
 
Congratulations to B.F.I
 
Kevin Durant visits in India.
 
India's women's basketball team qualifies for Division A of FIBA Asia Cup.
 
Five Players of Punjab selected for FIBA Asia Cup
 
Punjab Boys Team won the Gold Medal in 34th Youth National Basketball Championship 2017
 
Punjab Team won Gold Medal in 68th Jr. National Basketball Championship Noida 2017
 
Ludhiana Academy Boys and Amritsar Girls winner in 18th Youth Punjab Basketball Championship 2017 Fatehgarh Sahib
 
Punjab Men Team Won Bronze Medal in 67th National Basketball Championship Puducherry 2016-17
 
Tall Girls Want To Cage Big Dreams
 
PBA mourns death of former Indian Captain Ranbir Chopra
 
Punjab Basketball Association congratulates Geethu AnnaJose on being honoured with the Arjuna Award.
 
PBA Honours Outstanding Sportspersons
 
 
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The sport suited the agile and powerful built punjabis who came out triumphant in the first Championship on All India basis, held in
New Delhi in 1934 under auspices of the Indian Olympic Association. Before participating in the Championship, a regular Basketball Association had been formed with Sh. G.L. Sayal as its Hony. Secretary. Punjab continued to dominate this game and won the top honours, when the next Championship was held at Lahore in 1936. The success was repeated at Patiala in 1944.

Mr. H.B.S. Richie, an ardent lover of the game revived Punjab Basketball Association after partition with himself as its Secretary and Mr. G.D. Sondhi (the Founder of the Asian Games) as its President. Despite various handicaps the Association continued to send its teams to the National Championship held at Lucknow in 1948 and Bombay in 1950. From 1951 onwards the Basketball Federation of India decided to make the Championship an annual affair. Punjab once again established its superiority and won the Championship held at Ludhiana that year. As a result of this, Punjab players Ranbir Chopra, Dharampal Chum, Davinder Bahri and Gur Parshad were selected to represent India in the 1st Asian Games in 1951. Ranbir Chopra had the distinction to lead the Indian Team. Mr. Ashwani Kumar was elected President of the Punjab Basketball Association in 1952 and Mr. R.D. Sayal became its Secretary, taking over from Mr. H.B.S. Richie, who by then had settled down in Delhi. The Association has since been sending teams regularly for participation in National championships.

During the period, Punjab produced some brilliant players and organisers of national standard. In 1953, when an Indian Basketball Team was sent to Pakistan, Narinder Singh and Om Parkash were selected as its members and 

 

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