3-on-3 b’ball meet from May 25May 22, 2019
Former and current India basketball players will be seen in action during the Ludhiana edition of the Red Bull Reign 3-on-3 Global Basketball Competition scheduled to be held on May 25 and 26 here at Guru Nanak Stadium.
Khushmeet Atwal, Rajveer Singh and Anmol Singh will be representing Punjab Warriors while Nitish Sharma and Tejinder Pal Singh will be a part of Bobby Club. Lovedeep Singh, along with Jaskirat Singh, will be playing for Amritsar Hoopers.
With the inclusion of this format into the Olympics, this basketball promotional competition is being organised throughout the country at 12 cities to revolutionise basketball with the help of state basketball associations.
According to a press release issued by the organisers Red Bull here today, during this short action-packed format and high endurance tournament, players are invited to test their skills.
The tournament started on April 6 during which competitors battled it out at cities, including Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Goa, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Aizwal, Guwahati and Delhi. After Ludhiana, Jaipur will be the host city for the tournament, it read.
The Ludhiana city winners will take part in the national final in Mumbai in the first week of June, and the India winner will move on to represent the country at the world final later in the year.
Open for men who are above 16 years, Red Bull Reign uses a unique set of rules based on the game-play of the FIBA rules. The FIBA 3-on-3 rules are: half-court game, each team shall consist of four players (three players of the court and 1 substitution) and the first team which scores 21 points or more, wins the game if it happens before the end of regular playing time.
Teja Singh Dhaliwal, honorary general secretary, Punjab Basketball Association, confirmed that the organisers approached them for material and technical assistance in holding the competition so that the youngsters could be encouraged towards the game.