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Punjab Basketball Association congratulates Mr. K. Govindaraj and Mr. Chander Mukhi Sharma
 
Sh. Teja Singh Dhaliwal re-elected BFI Senior Vice-President
 
Punjab's Harsimran selected for 5-day NBA training in US
 
Honouring Function of Punjab Basketball Association at Ludhiana 2019
 
Punjab Boys & Girls U-17 Teams won Gold Medals in 2nd Khelo India Youth Games 2019- Pune.
 
Punjab Basketball Team won Gold Medal in 69th Senior National Basketball Championship at Bhavnagar 2019
 
Punjab under-19 Basketball Team in second place in the National School Games.
 
Punjab Basketball Girls Team won 35th Youth National Basketball Championship at Udaipur 2018
 
Scott William Flemming at LBA
 
LBA Boys & Ludhiana Girls won the 19th Youth Punjab Basketball Championship Moga 2018.
 
Ludhiana Sparx Women's Team won Gold & Ludhiana Steelers Men's won Silver Medal in FIBA Asia Quest 3x3 India Qualifiers
 
69th Junior National 2018 Ludhiana
 
Ludhiana Basketball Academy win state championship
 
LBA, Amritsar district emerge champions
 
Six cagers in World Cup qualifiers
 
LBA, a ticket to greener pastures
 
Punjab Police win Basketball league
 
Amjyot makes it to final roster of OKC Blue
 
Amjyot Singh LBA to NBA
 
Amritpal Singh honoured in Sydney, Australia
 
Amyjot Singh and Amritpal Singh International Players of Ludhiana Basketball Academy joined in the Punjab Police.
 
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
 
Tall Girls Want To Cage Big Dreams
 
 
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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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