3BL to introduce women's league from this year

The second season of the Pro Basketball League Indian Sub-continent (3BL) will be held from August 2 to September 29 and will be played across five cities in India.

The second season of 3BL will feature 12 teams with the best of Indian basketball talent, both men and women, competing in 9 rounds over a period of two months to emerge champions.

The second season of the FIBA-recognised Pro Basketball League Indian Sub-continent (3BL) will be held from August 2 to September 29, 2019 across five cities in India. The 3BL is also introducing a women’s 3x3 basketball league, which will be conducted simultaneously alongside the men’s league.

The second season of 3BL will feature 12 teams with the best of Indian basketball talent, both men and women, competing in 9 rounds over a period of two months to emerge champions.

In an association with the Government of Punjab to promote basketball in the state, the 9 rounds of 3BL will be conducted in Chandigarh, Amritsar, Mohali, Jalandhar and Patiala.

By conducting the league over nine rounds, 3BL will help increase the points for the Indian federation in the FIBA 3x3 Rankings, which is the decider for a berth on the qualification round for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The winners of the men’s rounds will also qualify for spots on two FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters and three Challengers.

The try-outs for the second season of 3BL will be held on 19th July 2019 for the women’s league and for 20th July 2019 for the men’s league at Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi.