Trinity to sponsor national tourney

Kathmandu, December 25:

Trinity International College has become the title sponsor of the national basketball tournament after an agreement with the Nepal Basketball Association (NeBA) here today.

According to the sponsorship deal, the national tournament will be called Trinity National Basketball Championship. The college has signed a two-year contract with NeBA meaning Trinity will bear up to Rs 500,000 annually during the national championship. The CEO of the college Umesh Thapa and NeBA president Lama Tendi Sherpa signed the memorandum of understanding in a press meet today. Samsung was the title sponsor of the tournament previously.

The Trinity eighth Men’s and seventh Women’s National Championship is scheduled to begin here at the National Sports Council covered hall from January 15 next year. In all, 16 teams each in both the sections will vie for the championships, said the NeBA treasurer Dinesh Thapa. The tournament will be played under league-cum-knockout format.

Most Valuable Player (MVP) in both men and women’s section will receive trophies and Rs 25,000 each. Suraj Shrestha has sponsored the MVP award for the men’s section while Raju Rayamajhi has sponsored the MVP award for the women’s section.