Bikramjit Gill (Hamamatsu, JPN)

Hyderabad to host FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters

HYDERABAD (FIBA 3x3 World Tour) - Hyderabad will play host to the first-ever FIBA 3x3 World Tour event in India in 2018. The event - organized by private promoter YKBK - will take place on September 22-23.

The event will be staged on People's Plaza, a famous leisure area by Hussain Sagar, the world's largest heart-shaped lake.

3x3 gained popularity in India after 3 players of Indian descent helped Team Hamamatsu beat the 2-time reigning champs and reach the championship game of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final in Abu Dhabi in 2016.

Since then, YKBK have announced the launch of 3BL, the first professional 3x3 basketball league in India.

The Hyderabad Masters will replace the previously announced Quito Masters. In 2018, the FIBA 3x3 World Tour is growing from 8 to 10 events in 9 different countries.