The Hyderabad District Volleyball Association is organising the 49th South Zone Basketball Championships, from 11th to 15th September, at the Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy indoor stadium.
All the South-Indian states except Tamil Nadu are participating in this tournament. Tamil Nadu has opted out of the tournament at the last minute citing security concerns. Kerala, Puducherry and Karnataka, besides Andhra Pradesh, will fight it out for the honors.
Matches will be held in the men's and women's categories in the round-robin format, with the top two teams in each section vying for the title. Many top national and international players will be seen in action during the tournament.
Kerala is the defending champion in both categories. In the men's section, Karnataka, the national runner-up, is expected to give a tough fight, while the hosts will be fielding a relatively young and inexperienced side. In the women's section, Kerala and Karnataka are almost sure to reach the finals as both Andhra and Puducherry are highly inexperienced.
Please contact G M Sampath Kumar at 94400-54888 for further details.