Chandigarh, December 16 (IANS): The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and the Indian Subcontinent of the 3×3 Pro Basketball League (3BL) will host 3BL Season III from March 5 to 27, 2022 in Chandigarh, the BFI General Secretary said on Thursday. , Chander Mukhi Sharma. The league’s second season took place in 2019.
âThe BFI has granted the exclusive rights to 3BL to promote professional 3×3 basketball in India. 3BL will provide additional income and exposure to basketball athletes,â he said.
The 3BL is becoming a key part of the Indian national basketball calendar which currently includes national championships for all age groups.
Earlier, Sharma tweeted: “The Indian Basketball Federation has once again stood up for the players. The professional 3×3 league will be held in March 2022 in Chandigarh. We wish all players a safe journey into this new one. chapter.”
As in the previous season, there will be 18 franchises (12 men and six women) contending in 3BL Season III. The lists of all teams will be announced after the selection ceremony.
3×3 is a form of basketball played by three-person teams on a half court, with a basket. The game lasts 10 minutes with sudden death at 21 points. The winner is the first team to score 21 or the team with the highest score at the end of 10 minutes. 3×3 is FIBA’s second official discipline and will be contested at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The 3BL league in India became an official league when BFI recognized it in May 2021, paving the way for the participation of national team players.