Jamshedpur, Feb. 3: Tata Steel team ended runner-up at the inter-steel plant Basketball Championship 2015-16 was held at Bellary (Karnataka) from January 29 to 31. The team arrived in Jamshedpur and were felicitated by Sports officials at JRD Tata Sports Complex on Wednesday, February 3.
The tournament was organized by Jindal Steel Limited and a total of eleven teams participated in the championship, which was divided into two groups. In the group stage, the matches were played on a round robin league basis. Tata Steel, after winning five games on the trot, lost to Bhilai Steel plant in the final by 36-68 points.
After the group stage round-robin competition, Tata Steel team finished in the first spot in their group standings and therefore, clashed in the semi-final with a strong team from Jindal Steel (JSWL), the second topper from the other group.
In the league rounds, Tata Steel beat Indian Steel Plant, Burnpur, by 45 27 points, defeated Alloy Steel Plant, Durgapur, by 49 28 points, beat Vishakapatnam Steel Plant, Vizag, by 53 37 points, got walk over against Durgapur Steel Plant, Durgapur, and defeated Jindal Steel, (JSWL) by 61 54 points in the semi-final.
However, the Tata Steel cagers lost to Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai, in the final and were crowned runner-up.
Tata Steel team comprised of ten players. Tejindra Singh was the coach, while Naresh Unka Patel was the manager of the team.