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3rd 3x3 National Basketball Championship 2023 to tip off from September 22
56 state teams - including two Railways squads - have confirmed participation across the men's and women's sections. The top 7 teams qualify to the National Games.
30 Men’s teams and 26 Women’s teams will be vying for the 3x3 senior national basketball title, in the 3rd edition that gets underway from September 22 to 24.
The Championship will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.
Groupings & Competition Format
Teams have been divided into eight preliminary pools of 3-4 teams each.
Each team will play the other within its pool, and the top team from each pool will proceed to the pre-quarterfinals. The second and third-placed teams within each pool will progress to the Round of 32.
All the preliminary pool games will be held on September 22, with a start time of 8 am and finish time of 8 pm.
Day 2 (i.e. September 23) will witness the Round of 32 and Round of 16 games, while the final day (i.e. September 24) will see action from the quarterfinals onwards.
The full schedule can be accessed here.
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What’s at stake?
Prize money of INR 3 lakhs, 2 lakhs and 1 lakh respectively is up for grabs in each category.
Adding to the stakes is the fact that the top seven teams will qualify for the 37th National Games to be held in Goa from October 25 onwards.
Top International Players in Action
Raspreet Sidhu (Delhi Women), Amjyot Singh Gill and Amritpal Singh (both Punjab), Palpreet Singh Brar (Railway Men), Aravind Annadurai, Arvind Muthukrishnan, Prashant Singh Rawat (all three Tamil Nadu), Lalrina Renthlei (Mizoram) and Nishanthi Masilamani (Tamil Nadu Women), are some of the many international players in action.
The full team rosters can be accessed here.
How to watch?
While official confirmation is still awaited, live streaming is expected on Basketball Federation of India (BFI)’s YouTube Channel.
For those interested in watching in person, entry is free at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.