The official start of the SKNABA National Basketball League is now just days away. The much anticipated official beginning of the 2015 Season takes place this coming Saturday April 11th at Basketball City.
The annual national tournament will tip off with a brief Opening Ceremony and the inaugural James “Barman” Hanley Knockout Tournament. Both the start day and the knockout tournament are are departures from the traditional Sunday afternoon ceremonies which have become the norm for the last 25 plus years.
The JBH Knockout Tournament is expected to feature the first 16 teams that are present and signed up at Saturday’s Traditional Opening March Past and Ceremony.
The New Minister of Sport the Hon. Shawn .K. Richards is expected to officially declare the 2015 Season Open . It is also expected that a number of special announcements will be made by the Minister with regards to the future development of Basketball in the Federation.
The League’s first official games will start on Sunday with two marquis match-ups . The Fig Tree Revellers opens up their season and their return to the Premier Division against the multi-time champions Hitters. Then the 2014 undefeated “A” Division Champions the Kittitian Hill St.Pauls Tuff Knots make their grand return to the Premier Division after a 4 years absence against the toughest team possible in the defending two time Champions the Challengers Exodus. The Games begin at 6:30pm .