Season 3 of the 3×3 Pro Basketball League will start in March 2022 – ThePrint

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], December 20 (ANI/NewsSee): It’s official. Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and Indian subcontinent 3×3 Professional Basketball League (3BL) sign the exclusive contract to promote 3×3 professional basketball in India.

3BL Season 3 dates will be March 5-27, 2022 in the basketball-loving city of Chandigarh.

The Basketball Federation of India has granted exclusive recognition to the ‘3×3 Pro Basketball League Indian Sub-continent (3BL)’, making it the only authorized 3×3 professional basketball league in India . The 3BL is the only professional basketball league in the world to hold the exclusive rights of the International Federation (FIBA) and the National Federation (BFI).

3BL Season 3 will be held from March 5-27, 2022 in the basketball-loving city of Chandigarh.

With its slogan “#RoadToOlympics”, 3BL aims to support BFI’s vision of Indian National 3×3 teams qualifying for the Olympics.

3BL will provide valuable revenue and international exposure to players, in addition to an opportunity to earn crucial 3×3 FIBA ​​Ranking points.

Participation of the best Indian players in season 3 of 3BL.

These announcements were made by Chander Mukhi Sharma, Secretary General – BFI, alongside Rohit Bakshi, Commissioner 3BL. Also in attendance were Indian Punjab senior international players Amjyot Singh Gill and Palpreet Singh Brar, and international player Raspreet Sidhu.

“BFI has granted the exclusive rights to 3BL to promote 3×3 professional basketball in India. 3BL will provide additional revenue and additional exposure to many Indian basketball athletes. Sharma said. “3BL will act as a power system for our national teams, especially those competing in the 3×3 events at next year’s Commonwealth Games.”

“We are extremely grateful to BFI for granting the exclusive rights to promote 3×3 professional basketball in India.” said Bakchi. “3BL is committed to providing a valuable source of revenue for players, in addition to the opportunity to play alongside and against international talent. In addition to the national recognition of BFI, 3BL is also exclusively recognized by the international federation (FIBA), which offers multiple unique benefits to many Indian basketball players.

Indian basketball players who participate in 3BL guarantee all our players to earn high 3×3 FIBA ​​Ranking Points. This increases the overall FIBA ​​BFI ranking, thus increasing India’s chances of qualifying for the Olympics. Moreover, the top ranked 3BL teams also have a chance to compete in the FIBA ​​3×3 International Championships which will raise the profile of Indian basketball players.

Thanks to BFI’s recognition, 3BL becomes a key part of the Indian national basketball calendar which currently includes national championships in all age groups, as well as the Federation Cup for top club teams. Participation in 3BL will help maintain the fitness of the Indian national team members and therefore result in better performances while representing the country in major international FIBA ​​events.

As in the previous season, 18 franchises (12 men and 6 women) will compete for the 3BL Season 3 champions. The rosters of all teams will be announced after a player draft ceremony.

3BL, 3×3 Pro Basketball League Indian Sub-continent, is an intellectual property of YKBK Enterprise Pvt. ltd. It has six women’s teams and 12 men’s teams competing on the professional circuit. 3BL is the exclusive rights holder of 3×3 basketball in India officially endorsed and recognized by FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, and BFI, the Indian Basketball Federation.

Two Men’s League seasons and one Women’s League season have taken place so far.

The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in organizing camps, clinics, events and training sessions at its basketball development academies. BFI came into existence in 1935 and took full control of Indian basketball in 1950.

Previously, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of the Indian Basketball Championships. Since 1950, the BFI has organized various such championships, from grassroots football to the participation of senior teams in international tournaments.

In addition, the BFI has been responsible for building strong programs at the sub-junior and junior level. The BFI has to its credit produced several renowned international players, of whom 19 have received the honor of the Arjuna Awards, and two have received the Padma Shri.

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3BL is the only exclusive supplier to have the opportunity to compete directly on the FIBA ​​International 3×3 Tour, such as the Challengers and World Tours of the Indian subcontinent.

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YKBK Enterprise Pvt. is the exclusive rights holder for the organization of professional 3×3 basketball leagues in the Indian subcontinent, which comprises of six countries, namely India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan. It also holds the rights to host a 3×3 professional basketball league in the Kingdom of Thailand located in Southeast Asia.

Founded by Mr. Yoshiya Kato (Chairman, 3BL) and Mr. Rohit Bakshi (League Commissioner, 3BL) in 2017, YKBK has a clear vision to develop and promote 3×3 culture and its potential across the subcontinent. Indian and the Southeast. Asia by organizing a professional circuit, grassroots programs and building 3×3 indoor basketball facilities for the welfare of existing and future players.

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Similar to the T20 version of cricket, 3×3 basketball is one of the fastest growing urban sports in the world. It is also widely played in Indian schools and colleges, as well as in occasional neighborhood games.

3×3 basketball is the fastest and shortest basketball format in the world. All you need is a hoop, half a court and six players. Games can be held outdoors and indoors at iconic locations to bring basketball directly to 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 2021 Olympics, the Commonwealth Games – Birmingham 2022 and the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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