The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) backed 3×3 Pro Basketball League (3BL) is returning for the third straight season. The season is scheduled to tip off in Chandigarh from fifth March with the finals scheduled on twenty first March 2022.
The announcement was made earlier at present by Mr. Rohit Bakshi, 3BL Commissioner and Mrs. Prerna Sharma, Director, 3BL. Also in attendance on the press convention in Taj Mahal lodge, had been BFI Secretary General Mr. Chander Mukhi Sharma, alongside the highest Indian and international taking part gamers. Mr. Vikas Bansal and Mr. Rajeev Tiwari, the homeowners of Gurugram Masters franchise, which is the reigning champion within the males’s league, had been current as nicely.
“We are happy to grant exclusive rights to 3BL’s professional league as an added avenue for our star players to shine,” Mr. Chander Mukhi Sharma mentioned. “3BL will provide additional income and exposure to many Indian basketball athletes.”
“We strongly believe India will be in 2024 Paris Olympics. By the end of 3BL Season 3, Indian teams’ global FIBA 3×3 federation ranking should be at least 30th, from the current 70th (in men) and 55th (in women). This will give India a boost we all have been waiting for,” Mr. Rohit Bakshi mentioned.
“We would like to thank Nivia for coming on board as the official Apparel Partner, Wyndham Chandigarh Mohali as the Hospitality & Venue Partner, and Boxo Singh Sports Worldwide Pvt. Ltd. as the Name Partner,” Mrs. Prerna Sharma mentioned. “Being a woman entrepreneur myself, it gives me great joy to have our pathbreaking Women’s League return for a second straight season.”
3BL Season 3 can be reside streamed on Sony LIV, with extra weekly particular programming to be aired on Sony Six.
League Format, Teams & Schedule
Twelve males’s groups and six girls’s groups are taking part throughout six rounds. Winners can be introduced on the finish of every spherical, and the winner of the ultimate spherical can be topped the general champion.
The detailed fixtures and staff rosters are connected individually.
Besides engaging salaries, prize cash and FIBA 3×3 rating factors to particular person gamers, the highest groups additionally get the possibility to compete at prestigious FIBA 3×3 World Tour occasions.
“We Will Defend our Title”
Gurugram Masters (males) and Kochi Stars (girls) are the defending champions.
“In 3BL season 3, we will defend our title and aim for FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final 2022,” Mr. Vikas Bansal, Gurugram Masters proprietor mentioned.
“We have invested heavily on 3×3 to promote and grow our team this year. We will win the title in 3BL Season 3 and shine in FIBA 3×3 World Tours in 2022,” Mr. Rajeev Tiwari, Gurugram Masters proprietor mentioned.
Top Indian & Foreign Players Welcome 3BL
72 males’s gamers (throughout 12 groups) and 36 girls’s gamers (throughout 6 groups) from throughout India and overseas can be taking part.
Top Indian nationwide staff stars akin to Raspreet Sidhu (former Indian National staff captain), Amjyot Singh Gill (ex-NBA G-League participant), Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (Arjuna Awardee), Amritpal Singh (former Indian National staff captain), Stephy Nixon, Palpreet Singh (ex-NBA G-League draftee), Aravind Annadurai, Jagdeep Singh Bains, Akilan Pari and Arvind Arumugam can be in motion. Joining them can be 3×3 specialists from throughout the globe, together with Indian-origin 3BL stars Inderbir Singh Gill and Bikramjit Gill.
Up-and-coming India abilities Princepal Singh (ex-NBA G-League draftee), Sahaij Sekhon, Arvind Kumar and Sejin Mathew, amongst others, can be making their skilled 3×3 debuts.
“It is an honour for me to be representing my city franchise, and that too playing at home,” mentioned Mr. Amjyot Singh Gill of Chandigarh Beasts.
“I thank 3BL for providing such a wonderful platform for Indian basketball players. I look forward to leading my Delhi Divas team to its maiden title,” Ms. Raspreet Sidhu mentioned.
“I am excited to witness India’s hospitality. Participating in 3BL is an opportunity of a lifetime,” mentioned Mr. Carlos Martinez, captain of the Spanish 3×3 Basketball Team and prime ranked 3×3 athlete on this planet. Martinez can be representing Mumbai Heroes.