India is all set to host the Fiba3x3 World Tour Masters for the first time scheduled to be held in Hyderabad from 22nd September.
Fiba 3×3 being one of the prestigious tournaments in the world during which Hyderabad Masters will see participation from the leading international 3×3 teams and top two 3BL teams Delhi 3BL and Bangalore 3BL.
Indian teams got selected on the basis of the results of the Inaugural season of 3×3 Pro Basketball League(3BL) which was held from 9th June to 26th August across six major cities of India.
Inderbir Gill, Bikramjit Gill, Leandro Souza de Lima and Kiran Shastri will represent Delhi team, while team from Bangalore will have Sowkin Shetty, Amit Sehrawat, Rajan Sharma and Lalrina Renthlei.
Hyderabad masters is the seventh level of the international FIBA 3×3 world tour and is the first time that any such international 3×3 basketball tournament to be held on the Indian soil.
The indian qualified teams will have an opportunity to qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final on October 27th to 28th.
“India is getting a chance like never before to host the FIBA 3×3 World Tour. Only nine other cities in the world have been the hosts in this edition,” Chairman, Hyderabad Masters, Yoshiya Katoh, said.
“This is an opportunity for Indian basketball players to compete against the strongest opponents and improve their game. We are proud to be a part of this landmark moment.”
League Commissioner, 3BL, Rohit Bakshi, said: “One of my biggest dreams has been to see an Indian team win a medal at an international platform in 3×3 basketball. Team Delhi 3BL and Bangalore 3BL both have the potential to emerge at the top in Hyderabad Masters and qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Finals’’.