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Elite Pro Basketball Announces Open Tryouts in October
Elite Pro Basketball League Try Outs will be held in Chennai (8th to 10th October) and Delhi (28th to 30th October). Over 100 players have already been signed by the League.
First round of Indian 5x5 Pro Basketball League 'EPBL' Tryouts held in Hyderabad Elite Pro Basketball League is India’s first-of-its-kind 5x5 Pro Basketball League featuring 12 teams filled with rosters of top-level Indian players. They held India’s biggest try-out in May at Hyderabad which saw over 250 athletes attending it. Now the team has announced two more try outs in October to give another platform for basketball players to try their hand out playing in the biggest Basketball league ever organised in India. The league is organized by Elite Pro Basketball Pvt Ltd and is scheduled to begin matches as early as January 2023. The first round of try outs saw big names like from Indian basketball team like Jagdeep Singh Bains, Pratham Singh, K Ravikumar, Vinay Kaushik, Rachit Singh, Prakash Mishra, Arshdeep Singh amongst others. Out of the 250 odd athletes the league signed over 100 players to play in different teams in the league. The team has been receiving calls from across India asking for more try outs and opportunities to be a part of the league which has compelled the organizers to announce two more try outs one in Chennai between 8-10th October and another in Delhi between 28th and 30th October 2022.
Well-known Indian national team players like @JagdeepBains015, Pratham Singh and Prakash Mishra among the first 12 marquee signings
With 12 marquee players already signed, the organizers have signed another 100 odd players who would be playing in the league. These include top Indian Basketball players from the Indian team and also top athletes who excelled in the first tryout. Manik Ohlan, Zeemamudin, Shiv Khoiwal, Prasanna Venkatesh S, Praveen Kumar C, Jeevanantham, Baladhaneshwar Poiyamozhi, Gaurav Ohlan, Sunil Rathee, Akshay Adhana, Abhishek Rathee, Abhishek Tyagi, Vikas Mor, Princepal Singh Bajwa, Siddhant Shinde, Himanshu Sharma and Abhudaya Yadav are few of the other top names who have been recently signed by the league.
“We are providing athletes a platform from which they were deprived since the UBA times."
Talking about the same, CEO of Elite Pro Basketball Pvt, Ltd. Mr. Sunny Bhandarkar said:
“The response we have got is immense. A lot of people who couldn’t make it to the try outs had reached out to us asking if we could hold another try out as they wanted to be a part of the biggest Basketball League in India. Hence, we decided to not have 1 but 2 try outs to give budding basketball players to showcase their talent. Through this league and everyone’s support we want to revolutionize the sport of Basketball in India and we will leave no stone unturned till we achieve this goal.”
About Elite Pro Basketball Pvt Ltd
Elite Pro Basketball Pvt Ltd was incorporated in February 2022 under the directorship of Mr Sunny Bhandarkar and Mr Pranav Prabhu. It is owned and operated by Elite Sports India (ESI) which manages a portfolio of sports industry businesses in India at both the professional and collegiate level. ESI is India’s largest Professional, University and High School Sports Company that aims to create a pathway from the grassroots to the professional levels.