Gurugram 3BL readies for Cergy Challenger in France
- 3BL Season 2 Champion ‘Gurugram 3BL’ team is currently in France to participate in FIBA 3×3 World Tour Challenger events.
- In the national 3BL league, the ‘Gurugram 3BL’ team is known as ‘Gurugram Masters’ and is owned by Mr Vikas Bansal and Mr Rajeev Tiwari.
- The ‘Notorious Games Cergy-Pontoise Challenger 2021’ will be held on 10-11 July.
- The team will tip off its campaign against Switzerland’s Lausanne Sport at 7:15pm IST (10th July) followed by Belgium’s Antwerp at 12:00 am IST (11th July).
- The entire FIBA 3×3 Cergy Challenger 2021 event will be Live Streamed on the FIBA 3×3 Youtube Channel.
Delhi/France, 9 July 2021: ‘Gurugram 3BL’ is all set to take part in its second FIBA 3×3 World Tour Challenger event in France.
L to R: Bikramjit Gill, Steven Wesley, Inderbir Singh Gill & Kiran Shastri
The ‘Notorious Games Cergy-Pontoise Challenger 2021’ will be held in Cergy, Val-d’Oise on 10-11 July.
Gurugram 3BL will tip off its campaign against Switzerland’s Lausanne Sport at 7:15pm IST (10th July) followed by Belgium’s Antwerp at 12:00 am IST (11th July).
The entire FIBA 3×3 Cergy-Pontoise Challenger 2021 event is expected to be Live Streamed on the FIBA 3×3 Youtube Channel.
Besides the 3×3 games, a three-point contest is also scheduled, in which Kiran Shastri will be representing Gurugram 3BL.
Last weekend in their first Challenger event in Poitiers, Gurugram 3BL had started on a winning note in the Qualifying Draw, beating the host team 19-16. Thereafter, Gurugram 3BL fought hard against a tall and physical Raudondvaris Tauras team from Lithuania before losing 16-21.
“We are very new together. I feel like we are going to be really good. We have all the pieces and talent, we just need to put it together. I am really excited for this weekend and I think we are going to make some noise,” Steven Wesley, Gurugram 3BL’s newest team member, said on this week’s ‘3BL Talks’.
About Gurugram 3BL/Gurugram Masters
‘Gurugram 3BL’ competes as ‘Gurugram Masters’ in India’s national 3×3 Pro Basketball League (‘3BL’). The team currently comprises Indian origin stars Bikramjit Gill, Inderbir Singh Gill, Kiran Shastri alongside Steven Wesley. While Bikramjit Gill is from Canada, Inderbir Singh Gill, Kiran Shastri and Steven Wesley are from the United States.
The team is owned by Mr Vikas Bansal and Mr Rajeev Tiwari. It is participating in 2021 FIBA 3×3 World Tour Challengers events by virtue of being the Champion team in 3BL Season 2, as well as the combined ranking points of its individual team members.
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About the Notorious Games Cergy-Pontoise Challenger 2021
Sixteen teams have registered to participate and Gurugram 3BL is in Main Pool D alongside Switzerland’s Lausanne Sports and Belgium’s Antwerp.
The top two teams from each Pool proceed to the knockout games starting from the Quarterfinals and culminating in the Finals.
The full schedule can be accessed here.
The top two teams from the Cergy-Pontoise Challenger will qualify for the Montreal Masters in September.
About FIBA 3×3 World Tour
The FIBA 3×3 World Tour is the most prestigious event in 3×3. 2021 marks its 10th edition, which started in Doha on March 26-27. Launched in 2012, the annual World Tour sees teams – representing cities from around the world – qualify for a number of Masters and a Final through a worldwide network of qualifying tournaments, such as the Challengers, and via the FIBA 3×3 Team Ranking.
About 3×3 Basketball
3×3 Basketball is the fastest and shortest format of Basketball in the world. All you need is one hoop, a half-court and six players. Games can be staged outdoor and indoor in iconic locations to bring basketball directly to the 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 at the Paris 2024 Olympics.
FIBA 3×3 Video for more details: FIBA 3×3
About 3×3 Pro Basketball League Indian Sub-continent (3BL)
3BL, 3×3 Pro Basketball League Indian Sub-continent, is an intellectual property of YKBK Enterprise Pvt. Ltd. It has 6 Women’s teams and 12 Men’s teams competing in the professional circuit. 3BL is India’s first and only professional basketball league in the shorter 3×3 format. It is the exclusive rights holder for 3×3 basketball in India officially approved and recognized by FIBA, International Basketball Federation, and BFI, Basketball Federation of India. 3BL is the only exclusive provider for an opportunity to compete at FIBA 3×3’s international circuit such as Challengers and World Tours from the Indian Sub-continent directly. Two Seasons of 3BL have been successfully conducted so far, and the dates for the upcoming Season 3 will be announced keeping in mind COVID related health & safety protocols.
More information at www.3x3bl.com
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About YKBK Enterprise Pvt Ltd
YKBK Enterprise Pvt Ltd is the exclusive rights holder for conducting 3×3 professional basketball leagues in the Indian Sub-continent, which includes six countries i.e. India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan. It also owns the rights to host a 3×3 professional basketball league in the Kingdom of Thailand located in South East Asia.
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