Hyderabad to host FIBA 3x3 World Tour tournament
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Hyderabad to host FIBA 3x3 World Tour tournament

Hyderabad, Sep 4 (UNI) Hyderabad will host the two-day most prestious FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters Tournament at People's Plaza from September 22.

The tournament will see leading international 3x3 teams and top two 3BL teams – Delhi 3BL and Bangalore 3BL taking part, a release here said on Tuesday.

The qualification for the Indian teams was decided on the basis of the results of the inaugural season of 3x3 Pro Basketball League (3BL) which was held from June 9 to August 26 across six cities in India.

Members of the Delhi team comprise Inderbir Gill, Bikramjit Gill, Leandro Souza de Lima and Kiran Shastri. While the team from Bangalore includes Sowkin Shetty, Amit Sehrawat, Rajan Sharma and Lalrina Renthlei.

Hyderabad Masters is the seventh stage of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour and is the first time an international 3x3 basketball tournament is being played in India. The participating teams will compete for a chance to qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final on October 27-28.

"India is getting a chance like never before – to host the FIBA 3x3 World Tour. Only nine other cities in the world have been the hosts in this edition," Chairman, Hyderabad Masters, Yoshiya Katoh, said.(UNI)