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K. Govindaraj has become the first Basketball Federation of India (BFI) President to be appointed as a member of the sport's world governing body FIBA's Competitions Commission effective from January 1, 2018, it was announced on Wednesday.
Govindaraj was appointed to the commission after the FIBA Executive Committee meeting held on November 18, BFI said in a statement.
"I'm humbled by the honour of being bestowed this position. This is not just an achievement for myself but for all the BFI who have worked tirelessly for the last three years to showcase the true potential of Indian Basketball," Govindaraj said.
In the last one year, India has successfully hosted three International Championships namely FIBA Asia Women's Cup in July 2017, FIBA U16 Women's Asian Championship in October 2017 and FIBA 2019 World Cup Asian Qualifiers in November 2017.
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