Basketball and India

71st Senior National Basketball Championship: Final list of qualifying teams from Zonal championships

After over two years, the Senior National Basketball Championships are back.

The 71st edition of the tournament will be held between Jan. 23 and Jan. 30, 2022 at the Nehru Stadium in Chennai, organized by the Basketball Federation of India in association with the Tamil Nadu Basketball Association.

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The last time this tournament was held, back in Dec. 2019, Punjab were crowned champions in the Men's category while the Indian Railways 3-peated in the women's category.

That said, with the Senior Nationals just under a month away, here's a look at all the teams to qualify in the men's and women's categories:

Which teams have qualified for the 71st Senior Nationals?

Note: As per the Basketball Federation of India, the Indian Railways (Men's and Women's) and Services (Men's) have received direct qualification to the 71st edition.

North Zone

Hosts Dates Participating States Men's Team Qualified Women's Team Qualified
Ludhiana, Punjab Dec. 6-10, 2021 Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi

Punjab

Haryana

Delhi

Delhi

Punjab,

Haryana

South Zone

Hosts Dates Participating States Men's Team Qualified Women's Team Qualified
Chennai, Tamil Nadu Dec. 13-17, 2021 Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

Tamil Nadu

Karnataka

Kerala

Telangana

Telangana

Kerala

Tamil Nadu

Karnataka

North East Zone

Hosts Dates Participating States Men's Team Qualified Women's Team Qualified
Shillong, Meghalaya Dec. 16-19, 2021 Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland Mizoram Assam

West Zone

Hosts Dates Participating States Men's Team Qualified Women's Team Qualified
Indore, Madhya Pradesh Dec. 22-25, 2021 Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh

Madhya Pradesh

Gujarat

Rajasthan

Rajasthan

Maharashtra

Madhya Pradesh

East Zone

Hosts Dates Participating States Men's Team Qualified Women's Team Qualified
Cuttack, Odisha Dec. 27- 30, 2021 Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,
Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha

Uttar Pradesh

Uttarakhand

West Bengal

Uttar Pradesh

Odisha

West Bengal

Qualified teams are listed in order of their final standings in the zonal tournaments. For a look at all winners in the history of this Senior Nationals, click here.

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