The 2016 edition of the Inter-International Schools’ Basketball Championship is set to commence on the 15th of September and will span for a couple of weeks. Here`s a look at the overall tournament.

Re-commencing the schools` basketball season in the island, the Inter-International Schools’ Tournament will undoubtedly be the tournament to look forward to in the month of September.

Nine teams will compete in the girl’s category in two groups while fifteen teams will compete in the boys` category in four groups.

Girls

Group A Group B
Lyceum International School – Wattala Lyceum International School – Nugegoda
Gateway College – Kandy Gateway College – Colombo
Asian International School British School – Colombo
Colombo International School – KandyColombo International School – Colombo
Lyceum International School – Panadura

Boys

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Asian International SchoolColombo International School – KandyColombo International School – ColomboGateway College – Colombo
Gateway College – KandyBritish School – ColomboLeighton Park International SchoolLyceum International School – Rathnapura
Elizabeth Moir Royal InstituteLyceum International School – WattalaLyceum International School – Panadura
Lyceum International School – Nugegoda

The group stage matches will commence on the 15th of September and will be played until the 24th of September. The quarter final stage will commence on the 25th of September and the championship finals are scheduled to be played on the 28th of September.

ThePapare.com – Sri Lanka`s No.01 Sports Hub, being the one stop shop for all things basketball in the paradise island, has partnered up with the organizers of the tournament as the Online Media Partners for the event.

All our viewers will be able to watch the third place and final encounters of both boys` and girls` categories live and exclusive on www.thepapare.com on the 27th and the 28th of September from 2.30 PM onwards.

Asian International School are the defending champions of the boy`s title as they beat Gateway College – Colombo in thrilling final last year. However, the AIS boys have not been in the best form after their disappointing exit in ThePapare Basketball Championship 2016 which was played in July. Despite the disappointment they will still be favorites for this year`s title if they do come up to their pace in time.

Lyceum International School, Nugegoda will be defending the title in the girl’s category. They have been a dominant force in the arena for quite a while and this year too they will look to provide some skillful basketball.

Twenty-four teams. One championship. Catch it Live on ThePapare.com