With India's first Senior and U18 National 3x3 Basketball Championships in the near-horizon, the Delhi Basketball Association (DBA) will prepare to pick its participating Men's and Women's participating teams in both competitions with a 3x3 championship at the KD Jadhav Hall at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in the city on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
This will be the first such event organized by the DBA in New Delhi. According to a news report today in the Times of India, more than 40 teams in the Senior Men, Senior Women, U18 Men, and U18 Women categories will participate from various clubs, colleges, and schools across the nation's capital. The event is free and open to all audiences to attend who are interested in experiencing high-level 3x3 action. Matches will be held from 9 AM - 7 PM all day on Sunday.
With FIBA heavily promoting the 3x3 format for international competitions (and perhaps even the 2016 Olympics), this shorter, quicker format of the game has been gaining a lot of traction across the world in recent years.
The numerous matches that will be played in Delhi on Sunday will be observed by the Delhi Basketball Association's Selection Committee to scout for talent to represent Delhi State in the Senior and U18 National 3x3 championships. Delhi will be hosting India's first ever national 3x3 basketball championship at the Thyagraj Stadium on April 10-11, 2013, and Ludhiana (Punjab) will host the first U18 3x3 championship on April 18-19. In preparation different state federations across the country are hosting 3x3 tournaments before next week, including the one in Delhi on Sunday and in Kerala as well.
The two National Championships will further serve as scouting grounds to select individuals to represent India at the 1st FIBA ASIA 3x3 Championships.