When and where is 3BL season 3? Dates and place announced in partnership with BFI | NBA.com India

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Last Wednesday (December 15), the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and 3BL – previously only a 3×3 professional league recognized by FIBA ​​in India – came together to make a huge announcement.

At a press conference at the JW Marriot Hotel in Chandigarh, key executives from both administrative bodies posed for the cameras after signing the exclusive contract for the future of 3×3 basketball in India.

This comes just over six months after the BFI officially recognized 3BL.

“BFI has granted exclusive rights to 3BL to promote professional 3 × 3 basketball in India. 3BL will provide additional income and additional exposure to many Indian basketball athletes, ”said Chander Mukhi Sharma, General Secretary of BFI. “3BL will serve as a power system for our national teams, especially those competing in the 3 × 3 events at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games next year. “

“We are extremely grateful to BFI for granting the exclusive rights to promote professional 3 × 3 basketball in India,” said 3BL commissioner Mr. Bakshi. “3BL is committed to providing a valuable source of income for players, in addition to exposure 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 for many Indian basketball players. ”

When and where is 3BL season 3?

The release of the dates and location for 3BL Season 3 was among the big announcements at the press conference.

Season 3, the trials of which took place over a few weekends in October, will take place from March 5 to 27, 2022 in the city of Chandigarh.

How is 3BL Season 3 different?

Unlike previous seasons of 3BL, this edition will feature Indian basketball players without having to give up their hopes of making national teams – a consequence of the official recognition of the BFI by the BFI.

MORE: Gurugram & Kochi Announced As 3BL Season 2 Winners

So it’s no surprise that senior players from both national teams are present at Palpreet Singh Brar and Raspreet Sidhu.

Playing in the 3BL will increase players’ FIBA ​​3×3 ranking points, which in turn will increase India’s ranking and increase the nation’s chances of qualifying for the Olympics in the 3×3 format.

What are the teams and rosters for Season 3 of 3BL?

Similar to Season 2, 3BL Season 3 will feature 18 franchises (12 men and 6 women). Team lists will be announced after a player selection ceremony.

Courtesy Image: 3BL / Twitter

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