- This first-of-its-kind event will be hosted at the Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana between 8th-14th November 2021.
- C’ship will be conducted for both Men & Women, in the U18 & Senior categories.
- Interested participants need to register themselves for free on the 3BL app, available for download on both Android & iOS. Additionally, they must create a profile on https://play.fiba3x3.com/.
- Prize money of Rs 1 lakh on offer. Top performers also have the chance to get selected to the Punjab State teams.
- Star 3BL and Indian team players expected to participate too, as a tune up to the upcoming 3BL Season 3 (dates of which will be announced soon).
Ludhiana, 26th Oct 2021: Continuing its efforts to promote basketball activities in the talent-rich State of Punjab, 3BL has announced its association with the Punjab Basketball Association for the conduct of the first ever ‘Punjab Open 3×3 Championship for Men & Women 2021’.
The C’ship will be held between 8th-14th November 2021 at the famed Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana.
“We thank the Punjab Basketball Association for entrusting us with this unique opportunity. 3BL’s mission is to grow the 3×3 format of basketball across the length and breadth of India. What better place to start our regional initiatives than Punjab, which is known for producing India’s most sought after basketball players. Thanks to 3BL’s recognition by FIBA, the Punjab Open 3×3 C’ship will also be ‘FIBA 3×3 endorsed’ which means that every player will receive FIBA 3×3 points. This will help India rise in the FIBA 3×3 ranking and aid in its goal to qualify for the Olympics,” Mr Rohit Bakshi, 3BL Commissioner said.
“Punjab has always led from the front in putting a basketball in the hands of its youngsters. We hope that our boys and girls will shine in 3×3 basketball just like they have been doing in the 5×5 format,” Shri Teja Singh, Punjab Basketball Association Secretary-General said.
Besides the Rs 1 lakh total prize money on offer, top participants have the chance of getting selected into the Punjab State teams.
A Referees Clinic will also be conducted on 8th November, to familiarize officials with FIBA’s 3×3 Rules.
About Punjab Basketball Association (PBA)
Punjab Basketball started from mud courts in the 1930s, got its first brick courts at Kapurthala and Ludhiana in the 1950s and got its first cemented courts in 1969 in Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana. Major progress was made when the State Association established the Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA) in Guru Nanak Basketball Indoor Stadium Ludhiana in 2003, with the late Dr. S. Subramanian as Director. Within a short time LBAproduced outstanding internationals like Jagdeep Singh, Yadwinder Singh, Talwinderjit Singh, Kiranjit Kaur, Kanwaljit Kaur, Harjit Kaur, Snehpal Singh, Dilawar Singh, Amjyot Singh, Sukhvir Singh Dhillon, Amritpal Singh, Satnam Singh Bhamara, Prince Pal Singh, Harsimran Kaur Dhami etc.
Punjab teams regularly finish on the podium in National C’ships, and its players routinely represent the Indian team internationally.
More information at www.punjabbasketball.org
Follow on Instagram at www.instagram.com/punjab_basketball
About 3×3 Pro Basketball League Indian Sub-continent (3BL)
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.
Two Seasons of the Men’s League and one season of the Women’s League has been held so far.
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 sixcountries 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. RohitBakshi (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.