The annual interdepartmental basketball tournament will start today at swimming pool complex, Thimphu.

Twenty-seven teams from different institutions in Thimphu registered to participate in the tournament.

While the tournament has seen more women’s team with 10 teams this year, the number of men’s teams, which usually was more than 20, has dropped to 17.

The torunament is conducted to promote the sport and to enable institutional collaboration through the tournament

The tournament organized by SD events in collaboration with Bhutan Basketball Federation is sponsored by Bhutan National Bank, Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited, and Big-cola.

SD events manager, Sonam Dorji said that to enable level playing field in the tournament a team can include three A-league players from the same department. However, only two out of the three registered A-League players will be allowed to play in a game.

The federation has proposed the respective to hire three A-league players in their squad. However, the proposal was shot down by the participants.

Staff Reporter