3×3 open basketball tourney from Sept 27

Dimapur, Aug 23 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/23/2019 11:51:05 AM IST

The inaugural edition of MS Ahluwalia Memorial 3×3 Open Basketball Tournament, organised by Dimapur District Basketball Association (DDBA) in collaboration with Nagaland Basketball Association (NBA), will be held on September 27and 28 at PWD Children’s’ Park Basketball Court, Dimapur.  The title sponsor of the event is family members of late M. S. Ahluwalia. The event will be held on league-cum-knockout basis. 

Speaking about the inaugural event, Senti Longkumer, secretary general of DDBA said, “3x3 basketball is a game in its early development but one that DDBA is committed to continue to promote and develop. This is going to be a pioneering event in Dimapur.” 
The 3x3 basketball is a compact game able to be contested in shopping malls, parks and schools etc. The association believes that the format can act as a catalyst to promote basketball throughout the district with its young, urban, and a carnival-like atmosphere, said Longkumer while adding that it will be a major attraction on its Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020. 
“It is with great joy that the family members of late M. S. Ahluwalia has offered to partner with DDBA in promoting 3x3 Basketball in Dimapur,” he added.
Interested teams can ask for registration forms from the technical team through Whatsapp or Email: Asalie Peseyie, convener (8787473881), Tiameren Amri (9612157207) and Alanthung Ngullie (9774071875). The registration fee is Rs 1000 and the last date for submission of form is September 24.
The association has requested the teams to give the captain’s contact number to be added in “DDBA 3x3 OBT” Whatsapp group. All information regarding the tournament will be provided in the group, informed the association. Teams can also scan and upload duly filled up forms in the group, it added.

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