Islamabad(TNS): All Pakistan 3×3 Ramadan Cup Basketball Tournament kicks off Today

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ISLAMABAD: Under patronage of the Federal Basketball Association (FBBA), the All Pakistan 3×3 Ramadan Cup Basketball Tournament will be starting from today (Thursday) at Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad.

According to Federal Basketball Association Secretary Ouj E Zahoor, a large number of basketball clubs and departments from around the country are participating in the event which will be played under floodlights.

He said that Federal Basketball Association and the Pakistan Basketball Federation, with the support of the Pakistan Sports Board have been at the forefront of nurturing and promoting basketball in the country. This tournament is a testament to their unwavering commitment to developing sports infrastructure and providing platforms for athletes to showcase their skills.

“The tournament, spanning several days, will showcase the growing talent in three distinct categories including Men’s Departmental Tournament, Club Tournament for men and the Women’s Tournament”, Ouj said, adding that the men’s departmental tournament will see fierce competition among 12 teams from prestigious departments including Wapda, Army, Navy and Police.

Meanwhile, the Club Tournament is expected to be a grand affair with 48 teams from various cities across Pakistan competing for the top spot and women’s tournament will feature 12 teams, highlighting the growing interest and participation of women in basketball.

Ouj E Zahoor said that this year’s 3×3 Ramadan Cup is more than just a tournament; it’s a celebration of basketball and its rapidly growing format, 3×3, which has been gaining international acclaim and popularity. The event is set to provide a significant boost to the sport’s visibility and interest among the youth and sports enthusiasts across Pakistan.