Gurugram 3BL is the reigning champion of 3BL, comprising Indian origin stars Bikramjit Gill, Inderbir Singh Gill, Kiran Shastri alongside Steven Wesley.
They are currently in Netherlands to compete in multiple ‘3x3NL Tour 2021’ events.
The 3×3 Pro Cup will be held in Utrecht, Netherlands on 14-15 August.
The Gurugram 3BL in action on 14th August against the Netherlands U21 Men’s team at 3:50pm IST, followed by against Rotterdam at 6:50pm IST. The semifinals and finals too will be held later that same night.
The games will be Live Streamed on the ‘Basketball Nederland’ YouTube channel here.
3BL is India’s first and only professional basketball league in the shorter 3×3 format, that has exclusive rights from the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the National Federation (BFI).
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.
Delhi/Netherlands, 13th August 2021: India’s champion 3×3 professional team Gurugram 3BL is all set to compete in the 3×3 Pro Cup in Utrecht, Netherlands.
L to R:Steven Wesley, Inderbir Singh Gill, Bikramjit Gill & Kiran Shastri
On 14th August, the side will face the U21 Netherlands National team at 3:50pm IST, followed by against Rotterdam at 6:50pm.
Placed in Elite Pool B, Gurugram 3BL will be gunning to win both its games to progress to the semifinals to be played later in the same day (i.e. 14th August).
The games will be Live Streamed on the ‘Basketball Nederland’ YouTube Channel here.
Third-Straight ‘3x3NL Tour’ Triumph on the Cards?
Ever since arriving in Netherlands nearly a month ago, Gurugram 3BL has been in red-hot form in the ‘3x3NL Tour 2021’ events. It has won both its previous two tournaments in Katwijk (24th July) and Heerenveen (31st July).
The victory at the 3×3 Pro Cup in Heereveen assured Gurugram 3BL a spot in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Challenger event to be held in Utrecht on 19-20 September.
In other words, at tomorrow’s 3×3 Pro Cup in Utrecht, Gurugram 3BL will be playing for nothing more than pride and prize money, hoping to end their Netherlands sojourn on a winning note, before returning to India.
About ‘Gurugram 3BL’ or ‘Gurugram Masters’
In the Indian National 3BL league, the ‘Gurugram 3BL’ team is known as ‘Gurugram Masters’ and it won the title in Season 2. The team is owned by Mr Vikas Bansal and Mr Rajeev Tiwari. The Gurugram Masters team secured the Qualifying Draw in the 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.
On the international circuit, the Gurugram Masters team is branded as ‘Gurugram 3BL’. It 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.
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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 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.
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.
Founded by Mr. Yoshiya Kato (Chairman, 3BL) and Mr. Rohit Bakshi (League Commissioner, 3BL) in 2017, YKBK has a clear vision to grow and promote 3×3 culture and its potential throughout the Indian Sub-continent and South East Asia by organizing a Professional Circuit, Grassroots Programs and build indoor 3×3 basketball facilities for the betterment of existing and upcoming players. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org