New Delhi, April 5th – The Delhi Basketball Association announces the First Ever 3×3 Basketball Event to be hosted for Under 18 Boys’ and Girls’ teams, and Senior Men’s and Women’s teams from Delhi.. The thrilling experience of 3×3 basketball can be witnessed on 7th April, 2013 at K.D. Jadhav Hall, Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. Matches will commence at 9:00am and will take place throughout the day till 7:00pm. Entry to the stadium is free and open to all.
With more than 40 teams participating, spectators will witness a bonanza of fun-filled basketball action. This new format is the equivalent of T20 in cricket and is being promoted worldwide by FIBA, the international body for Basketball. The game is played aggressively for 10 minutes duration or till one of the teams score 21 points. Each team consists of 4 players with only 3 players allowed on court at a time. The fast-paced and intense competition among the teams makes it a nerve racking experience for the spectators. Since this format is played on a half court, 3 matches will be played simultaneously; making for an electrifying atmosphere.
The 3 on 3 format is an exciting addition to promote the game of basketball, and apart from being widely popular with recreational leagues, it is now gaining prevalence in the international sporting arena with the 1st FIBA ASIA 3×3 Championships for Men and Women being held this year in May and June (Doha and Bangkok). The numerous matches that will be played in Delhi on Sunday will be observed by the Delhi Basketball Association’s Selection Committee to scout for talent to represent Delhi State at the upcoming 3×3 National Basketball Championship for Under 18 Men and Women in Ludhiana, and the 3×3 National Basketball Championship for Men and Women in Delhi. These two National Championships will further serve as scouting grounds to select individuals to represent India at the 1st FIBA ASIA 3×3 Championships.
The Final matches for all categories will take place 5pm onwards. The Senior Men’s finals will be played between AHQ Signal Regiment and Royal Club, and the Senior Women’s finals will be played between Royal Club and Cagers Unit. Some of the teams competing in the Under 18 category include Bal Bharti Public School, Blue Bells International School, St. Xavier’s School, Ramjas School, Sri Venkateshwar International School, Modern School.
About Basketball Federation of India
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 conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 16 have been bestowed with the honor of Arjuna Award. More information at www.indiabasketball.org
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