Punjab-origin 3BL star Bikramjit Gill named in Canadian 3×3 National Squad
- Bikramjit Gill will be competing in the ‘FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup’ in Miami between November 12th – 14th.
- This is the second time Bikramjit will be representing Canada, after the FIBA 3×3 World Cup Qualifier 2019.
- He is also a member of the Gurugram Masters franchise in India’s only FIBA/BFI recognized 3×3 Pro Basketball League (‘3BL’).
Delhi, 12th November 2021: One of 3BL’s most recognizable faces, Bikramjit Gill, has been named in the Canadian 3×3 National team for the ‘FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup’ tipping off today in Miami, Florida.
This will be the second international appearance for the 29-year-old 6ft 7’’ ‘Bik’, after the FIBA 3×3 World Cup Qualifier 2019.
“It’s always an honour to be called up by your national team. I’d like to thank 3BL for providing me with regular competitive exposure in recent years, which has improved my FIBA ranking points and helped me become a 3×3 format specialist,” Bikramjit Gill said.
The first ever ‘FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup’ ̶ featuring the best teams from the Americas ̶ is scheduled to be held in Miami between November 12th to 14th. Bikramjit’s second seeded Canadian team is in Pool B alongside Argentina and a to-be-decided third team from a separate Qualifying Draw.
As a star participant in ‘3BL’, India’s only FIBA/BFI recognized 3×3 Pro Basketball League, the Toronto native Bikramjit is a member of the reigning champion team Gurugram Masters.
“Whether Indian, Indian origin or foreign players, 3BL believes in facilitating opportunities for all. We wish Bikramjit a successful campaign as a member of the Canadian National Team,” Mr Rohit Bakshi, 3BL Commissioner said.
The dates for the upcoming Season 3 of 3BL will be announced in coming weeks. In the meanwhile fans can stay updated on all of 3BL’s activities by downloading the 3BL app, available for download on both Android and iOS.
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.
Two Seasons of the Men’s League and one season of the Women’s League has been held so far.
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.
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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 sixcountries 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. RohitBakshi (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.
About 3×3 Basketball
Akin to the T20 version of cricket, 3×3 basketball is one of the fastest growing urban sports in the world. It is also played widely in Indian schools and colleges, as well as in casual neighbourhood ‘pick-up’ games.
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 made its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and will be played at the Commonwealth Games – Birmingham 2022 and at the Paris 2024 Olympics.
FIBA 3×3 Video for more details: FIBA 3×3