BASKETBALL THRILL-IN-CHILL: THE FIRST EVER 3X3 BASKETBALL FORMAT STATE LEVEL TOURNAMENTS BEGIN IN LUDHIANA (INDIA)
The first ever 3×3 Format Basketball Punjab State level tournaments begin on Dec,12 at Guru Nanak Stadium at Ludhiana. This has been informed by Teja Singh Dhaliwal, the General Secretary of Punjab Basketball Association.
The matches will be played in U-17, U-19 and seniors categories. For U-17 category, 29 teams of Boys and 12 teams of Girls and for U-19 category 12 teams of boys and 5 teams of Girls arrive. In the seniors category there are 11 teams for men and 5 teams for Women who are participating from all over Punjab.
3×3 Basketball sports is a form of the game which is played three on a side on half-court with one basket single hoop and has also been given official consent in Olympics sports also .Ludhiana thus presents a real basketball thrill in this winter chill for Punjab once again.
|An Overview Of 3×3 Baskatball
Adapted From https://tokyo2020.org/en/sports/3×3-basketball/
3×3 basketball is an exciting and innovative sport. It developed from street basketball and is considered to be the world’s No. 1 urban team sport.
In 2007, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) formally adopted universal rules for 3×3 basketball ahead of its debut at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore.
Since 2012, FIBA has organised the FIBA 3×3 World Cup which is contested among nations while the FIBA 3×3 World Tour is club based. In 2017, 3×3 was selected as an official Olympic sport for the Tokyo 2020 Games and is the first-ever new YOG discipline to be included in the Olympic programme.
As a result, in just seven years the sport has gone from the streets to the Olympic Games.Some 182 countries and regions participate in the world competitions, and the number of players practising the sport exceeds 430,000.
3×3 basketball is played on half a regular five-a-side basketball court, with each team shooting into a single hoop. Teams consist of four players, three players on court and one substitute. A coin toss is held to determine which team will start the game on offence. The three-point line in conventional basketball serves as the two-point line in 3×3 basketball, with shots made outside the line earning two points and those inside it one (free throws also earn a single point if a foul is committed inside the arc). The winner is the team with the highest score at the end of the 10-minute period, or the first team to reach 21 points. If the score is tied after 10 minutes, the game goes into overtime with the first team to score two points declared the winner. A fast-paced and dynamic sport that switches between offence and defense in a flash.
3×3 is known for its highly entertaining atmosphere