The 4th IBA basketball tournament 2016 was held at the Indian central school on 14 April. The tournament was officially declared open by Dr. Shantha Mariya James. Eugene Koshy, President IBA gave the presidential address, highlighting on the importance of fair play and teamwork in the playfield and also said that the world of basketball returned with IBA hosting this tournament. Also present at the opening were Koshy Abraham, Vice Chairman IBA and Sibi Kurian Treasurer. D.K. Dileep, General Secretary, IBA gave the vote of thanks.
The four day basketball extravaganza will continue till 17 April, where the final match will be held. More than 750 participants will be taking part, with the main attractions including school basketball, men basketball and women basketball.
The closing ceremony will be held on the day of the final match, at 8pm, the chief guest being Siddeeque Valiyakath; Executive Director, Shifa AL Jazeera Poly clinic Kuwait. Jacob Varghese, CEO Blueline Company, Sony Sebastian, CEO, Fusion Shipping & Ligistics co and many social and sports personalities of Kuwait will be present.