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BFI invites bidders for Indian Professional Basketball League
Ending a long wait, BFI has invited bids for organizing an Indian professional basketball league. In a circular published on the BFI website dated 26th December 2022, BFI has invited organizations/individuals to come on board as "techno-commercial partner for a period of five years extendable to intervals of five years" as mutually agreed. Such organizations/individuals must involve "experts in the basketball game" with expertise in areas such as "coaching, player development and marketing".
Prospective bidders need to submit an "Expression of Interest" highlighting their expertise, vision for the league, financial resources and business plan for the league. Interested bidders need to submit the hard copy of their proposals by 10th January 2023 at the "camp office" of Basketball Federation of India located at Karnataka Olympic Bhavan, Sree Kanteerava Sports Complex, Kasturba Road, Bengaluru, latest by 12pm. Download the full circular Currently, there is an Indian professional basketball league for men and women only in the 3x3 format called '3BL'. In the 5x5 version, an 'Indian National Basketball League' for men is underway - but this is not a professional league as the players don't earn salaries. Earlier this week, we also announced the pre-season dates of a private Indian professional basketball league for men called 'Elite Pro Basketball League' scheduled for February 2023.
.@EPBLIndia has announced its team rosters for all 12 squads which consist of a total of 204 players, as well as the Pre-Season dates.
The league will include a minimum of 2 University players on each team giving them a chance to go professional. 🔽🔽https://t.co/hnQAEZKN2E — Ekalavyas (Basketball_India) (@EkBballIndia) December 22, 2022
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