Jamshedpur, Dec 17: Hosts Tata Steel has been crowned the winner of All India Inter-Steel Plants Basketball Championship. In the final match played at JRD Tata Sports Complex on Thursday, Tata Steel team defeated Bhilai Steel Plant by 81-64. Javed Jafri was adjudged player of the tournament for his brilliant performance.
Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety, Health & Sustainability), Tata Steel awarded the winners. Earlier in the semifinal match, Tata Steel beat Rourkela Steel Plant.
The 3-day championship saw the participation of nine steel plants across the country including IISCO Steel Plant, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (Vizag Steel), Bokaro Steel Plant, Bhilai Steel Plant, JSW Steel Plant, Rourkela Steel Plant, Durgapur Steel Plant, Alloy Steel Plant, and Tata Steel Limited.
The championship was played on a league basis, each team consisting of ten members. The matches were held at the newly renovated basketball court at JRD Tata Sports Complex.
Members of Sports Advisory Committee, participants and coaches from participating steel plants, and members of the Sports Division of Tata Steel were present.