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Eight clubs to compete for Azerbaijan Basketball Cup. As a
result of the draw, the clubs have been divided into two
Group A includes Sabah, Xirdalan, Sarhadchi, Ganja, while group
B consists of NTD, Zirva (Astara), Neftchi, Olympic' (Sheki) clubs,
Azerbaijan Basketball Cup will take place at Sarhadchi Sports
Complex on March 21-26. The two teams from each group will advance
to the semi-finals. The final game will take place on March 26.
Noting that the history of Azerbaijani basketball started in
1920 on the initiative of workers and staff of foreign oil
companies who arrived in Baku. In 1926, around 300 basketball teams
operated in Baku.
Between 1920 and 1930, the country's strongest basketball team
started training in the Railway Sports Club.
Baku's basketball team of the Dynamo Society distinguished
itself in many competitions.
In 1931, the men's basketball team became the winner of the
championship of Transcaucasia and for the first time won the right
to participate with an independent team in the championship of the
Since this year, the Azerbaijani men's basketball team has been
taking a leading position in the South Caucasus for many years.
At the USSR championship (1936), the women's basketball team
beat Georgia (41:20), Belarus (30:16), and other rivals ranking
third in the competition.
Founded in 1992, the Azerbaijani Basketball Federation (ABF) has
played a major role in the development of basketball in the
In 1994, ABF became a full member of the International
Basketball Federation (FIBA) making it possible for national
basketball teams to join international competitions.
In 1995, Azerbaijan won an international basketball match held
In 2006, men's basketball ranked first at the FIBA European
Development Cup in Albania.
Four years later, the national team became first at Novruz- 2010
International basketball tournament.
Azerbaijani basketball players also grabbed two medals at the
5th Islamic Solidarity Games.
The team won one gold and one silver medals for Azerbaijan.
Basketball in Azerbaijan will continue to grow and improve,
attracting more sports fans.