- This is the first basketball app launched in India
- 3×3 Pro Basketball League or ‘3BL’ is India’s only FIBA & BFI recognized Pro Basketball League, played in the 3×3 format
- Players and referees can register themselves on the app in order to participate in city-based tryouts for the upcoming Season 3 of 3BL
- Casual fans too can download the app and keep track of their favorite teams and players
- New tryout dates for Season 3 will be announced in June, keeping in mind COVID related health safety protocols
Delhi, 7th May 2021: India’s first and only FIBA & BFI recognized Pro Basketball League, ‘3BL’, has launched its new app ahead of Season 3. The app facilitates registration of players (for tryouts in their preferred cities) as well as referees (interested in officiating opportunities). Casual basketball fans too can download the app & without needing to login, keep track of their favorite teams, players and results.
“Having successfully completed two seasons, we felt the time is right to digitize our operations further via the launch of our app,” Rohit Bakshi, Commissioner – 3BL, explained the decision. “We have ensured that the app is as user friendly as possible so that we can receive maximum registrations without any hitches. This is the first time that an app has been launched exclusively for the Indian basketball community, and we at 3BL, are excited to continue setting many firsts.”
In addition to the app, earlier this year, 3BL also launched its own line of exclusive merchandise that can be purchased via its website (www.3x3bl.com). It is important to recall that Season 2 made history by inaugurating the first ever women’s division of 3BL, featuring six teams.
The new tryout dates for the upcoming Season 3 will be announced keeping in mind prevalent COVID related health safety protocols. Tryouts are expected to be held across four cities – Chandigarh, Aizawl, Chennai & Goa.
3BL, 3×3 Pro Basketball League Indian Sub-continent, is an intellectual property of YKBK Enterprise Pvt. Ltd. It has 6 Women’s teams and 12 Men’s teams competing in the professional circuit. 3BL is the exclusive rights holder for 3×3 basketball in India officially approved and recognized by FIBA, international basketball federation, and BFI, Basketball Federation of India.
3BL is the only exclusive provider for an opportunity to compete at FIBA 3×3’s international circuit such as Challengers and World Tours from the Indian Sub-continent directly.
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About YKBK Enterprise Pvt Ltd
YKBK Enterprise Pvt Ltd is the exclusive rights holder for conducting 3×3 professional basketball leagues in the Indian Sub-continent, which includes six countries i.e. India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan. It also owns the rights to host a 3×3 professional basketball league in the Kingdom of Thailand located in South East Asia.
Founded by Mr. Yoshiya Kato (Chairman, 3BL) and Mr. Rohit Bakshi (League Commissioner, 3BL) in 2017, YKBK has a clear vision to grow and promote 3×3 culture and its potential throughout the Indian Sub-continent and South East Asia by organizing a Professional Circuit, Grassroots Programs and build indoor 3×3 basketball facilities for the betterment of existing and upcoming players.
About 3×3 Basketball
3×3 Basketball is the fastest and shortest format of Basketball in the world. All you need is one hoop, a half-court and six players. Games can be staged outdoor and indoor in iconic locations to bring basketball directly to the people. It’s a 10-minute game. Highest score in 10 minutes or first team to score 21 points wins. 3×3 is not only FIBA’s second official discipline but will be played at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Commonwealth Games – Birmingham 2022 and at the Paris 2024 Olympics.FIBA 3×3 Video for more details: FIBA 3×3