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Team “Delhi 3BL” to represent India in FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters

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Team “Delhi 3BL” to represent India in FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters

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Press Release

08/24/2018

Pooja Bhatt-owned Delhi 3BL team have qualified to participate in two World Tour Master tournaments in FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters. The first one will be the Mexico City Masters from 8th – 9th September 2018 followed by the Hyderabad Masters from 22nd – 23rd September respectively.

Just a day to go for the final round of the inaugural season of 3x3 Pro Basketball League (3BL) in Mumbai, Delhi 3BL have qualified to participate in two tournaments in FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters– the Mexico City Masters and Hyderabad Masters on 8th – 9th September 2018 and 22nd – 23rd September 2018 respectively.

Delhi 3BL have already represented India at an international platform in 3x3 basketball for the first time at the Utsunomiya Masters in July 2018 and emerged ninth in the ranking charts. The current leader in 3BL score charts, they stand a chance to qualify for FIBA 3x3 World Tour Finals in Beijing, China in October 2018. This will be the landmark moment in history of basketball in India. It will mark the first time, an Indian 3x3 team has reached the finals of the prestigious FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final to compete against the best teams in the world. 

3BL is just a day away from the ending of the inaugural season; post the sixth and final round in Mumbai on 25th and 26th August 2018. Team Delhi have consistently led the rankings chart by winning all the rounds apart from the fourth round, which Bangalore Machas took away. Ahmedabad Wingers, Bangalore Machas, Hyderabad Ballers and Mumbai Hustlers have also shown strong performances in each of the rounds in Delhi, Aizawl, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore so far. 

Extensive efforts have been made by 3BL towards grassroots development of the sport, with Indian basketball players being selected in the league and playing alongside international 3x3 superstars, matches being organised in high engagement places like malls and coaching clinics for young students in each of the cities. The response from athletes and audiences has been excellent as 3x3 basketball is the ideal blend of sports and entertainment. 

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