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India to get first Women's Pro Basketball League

The Elite Women’s Pro Basketball will have 6 teams and 72 players with trials scheduled between 17th and 20th March, 2023.

India to get first Womens Pro Basketball League

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Published: 2 March 2023 2:34 PM GMT

In a first-of-its-kind, a women’s basketball league was launched titled ‘Elite Women’s Pro Basketball League’ in India. Budding hoopsters of the country will get an opportunity to rub shoulders with some big names in a 5X5 Pro Basketball League featuring 6 teams.

Launched and supported by a pool of investors in the United States of America, the league will have its tryout for athletes between the 17th to 20th of March 2023 in Noida Indoor Stadium.

The league will contain 6 teams and 72 athletes making the cut. The league will attract top players, and coaches from across India.

Talking about the same, the CEO of ‘Elite Women’s Pro Basketball League Sunny Bhandarkar said, “There are a lot of talented women’s basketball players in the country, and we wanted to provide a platform for these athletes to showcase their skills. There is no reason why women should be deprived of getting an opportunity to make their career by playing Basketball.

"Our aim is to elevate the game of Basketball in India and create job opportunities for the youth in India. It’s unfortunate that the people who have been in charge of growing the sport never created such opportunities for Basketball Players.

"However, I am proud to be able to be the eye and ears of the US investors who believe in our country and have faith that India would be one day a gold medal winner in the Olympics. there is no reason why we can’t achieve this goal.”

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