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19 teams for Sibu inter association basketball tourney

SIBU: A total of 19 teams will be taking part in the annual Sibu Open Inter-association cum Commercial Cup Basketball Championship at Sungei Antu Basketball Court here tomorrow.

The competition, organised by Sibu Basketball Association (SBA) is to provide a platform for the locals to showcase their playing skills.

It is divided into Group A, Group B, Group C and the Veteran.

In Group A are JCH Steel Industries, Sarawak Boys’ U-15, KK Mart, Megastore and Chui Xiang Lou, while Group B has Doremon Superstore, Huat Yong Enterprise, Dragon Service and Wong Tung Seng Sdn Bhd.

Tyre Save, Comfort Furniture, UCTS, Berjaya Cafe and Da Jia Lai are in Group C.

The four teams in the veteran category are Doremon Superstore, Wesley, Wang Seng Enterprise and Kian Hin Old Warriors.

SBA secretary Ting Siew Nguong said two teams have recruited professional players from the Philippines.

He said the presence of foreign players would attract basketball lovers to the tournament.