India wins ‘Independence Cup 2019’ after spectacular fight

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

British Academy of Sport (BAS) and the Embassy of Greece organized the 6thMen’s International Volleyball Tournament ‘Independence Cup’ on Friday, 16 February at the BSK Campus.

This event has become an exciting yearly tradition, and this year saw the participation from 8 teams representing their embassies and countries of Great Britain, India, Kuwait, Palestine, Philippines, Romania and Zimbabwe. Apart from these teams, BSK had for the first time their open age team who participated as well.

At the opening ceremony, after the parade of the countries, the audience enjoyed a great performance from the BSK Scouts who was lead by a Year 5 student Abdullah Al Mutawa.

It was an amazing day with very strong teams and good matches. The semi finals were played by the Palestine team against Kuwait while Romania faced off against India. After nail-biting and intense matches, the India team were for the first time declared winners of the Independence Cup following their wins in three important matches.

Most of the Ambassadors of these countries joined the event and also a big number of these countries communities came to support their teams as well.

Madame Vera Al Mutawa MBE, the Greek Ambassador to Kuwait H.E Andreas Papadakis and the Director of British Academy of Sport (BAS) Lucian Anisia presented the Independence Cup 2019 trophy to the Indian Team amidst exuberant applause, and awarded medals and gifts to the other teams.

In the most exciting moment after the completion of the event, the Indian team management in the presence of all Indian spectators in the venue, dedicated the Independence Cup 2019” dedicated to the CRPF Jawans died in Pulwama attacks on 14th February, 2019.

Team INDIA
1.Evin Edward (Captain)
2.Sarath
3.Shiju
4.Jose
5.Sreehari
6.Sreejith
7.Robin
8.Rahul Vayanakam
9.Mahesh
10.Shaiju
11.Aji
12.Grason
13.Jaison

Coach: Noel Cutinha
Manager : Madhu Ravindran & Shibu Paul

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